Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park

Photo: Mark Wassell, Pink Sunset Australia’s Northern Territory boasts nearly 100 national parks and reserves, including two of Australia’s most famous parks — Uluru and Kakadu. The well-known monolith, Uluru (Ayers Rock), 348 meters high, is near the southwest corner of the Territory and may be Australia’s most familiar natural icon. The Uluru-Kata Tjuta National …

Wild Australia Links

Image: BHL, Wombat Links related to wildoz presented in somewhat random fashion: Twitter @AusConservation @bdimages @NatureMapr @CSIROnews @Parks_Australia @jones_ann @ultimatemegs @OEHmedia @TasmaniaParks @WPCSydney @ConservationSA @Wilderness_Aus @TWSNSW @BirdlifeOz @awconservancy @ParksVictoria @wlt_au @hsi_australia @ParksForum @conservbytes @carolprobets @bhl_au @nicolekearney @NCT_NSW @EcolSocAus @CarlaWildlife @trustfornature @wildlife_aus @EchidnaW @OReillys_GC @GeoNatureSEQ @TopEndBirds @MareeTreadwellK @MoonlitSanctuar @CWSlive @sead @TropWATER @peopleparks @HelloParksWeek @TWSQld @Matt_HerringOz @DingoResearch …

Murray-Darling Basin

Photo: Tim J Keegan, Riverina Irrigation The Murray-Darling basin covers 14% of Australia’s land mass generates 40% of the country’s income derived from agricultural production. Its name is derived from its two major rivers, the Murray River and the Darling River. It spans most of the states of New South Wales and Victoria, the Australian Capital …

Lamington National Park (Woonoongoora)

Photo: Tatters, Rainbow over Numinbah Valley Spotlight on Australia’s Lamington National Park The Yugambeh Aboriginal people know this area as Woonoongoora, and the mountains are considered sacred. This 20,600-hectare park is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, famed for its ongoing geological processes, evolutionary history, and diversity (especially of rare, threatened, …

#WildOz

Hashtags Planeta.com spotlights Australia’s Wildlife, Biodiversity, Parks and Protected Areas. The Twitter shorthand is hashtag: #WildOz Key Links Parks Australia National parks Facebook Flickr @Parks_Australia Recommended Listening If you’re not already listening to Off Track, make it part of your podcast playlist. Kudos to @jones_ann and @RadioNational. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast app. #ABCWildOz YouTube http://www.abc.net.au/news/wildoz …

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park

Photo: Brittglow, School of fish Australia – The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system. The reef is the largest natural feature on earth and stretches more than 2,300 kilometers off the coast of Queensland. The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is managed by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. The …

Quokkas

Photo: Sam West Quokka = Australian marsupial (Setonix brachyurus) Quokkas are found on some smaller islands off the coast of Western Australia, particularly Rottnest Island, just off Perth, and also Bald Island near Albany, and in isolated scattered populations in forest and coastal heath between Perth and Albany. A small colony exists at the eastern …

Koalas

Photo: Koala in a tree / Arucaria Ecotours The koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) is an arboreal herbivorous marsupial native to Australia found in coastal areas of the mainland’s eastern and southern regions, inhabiting Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, and South Australia. Recommended Listening Fears for the future of Australia’s koalas – Environmentalists are calling for a …

Wildlife Tourism Australia

Elsewhere on the Web Wildlife Tourism Australia – http://www.wildlifetourism.org.au – is a national organization promoting the sustainable development of a diverse wildlife tourism industry that supports conservation. Key Links http://www.wildlifetourism.org.au http://www.wildlifetourism.org.au/blog/coming-events/wildlife-tourism-conference-tasmania-october-2018 http://www.wildlifetourism.org.au/blog/coming-events https://www.facebook.com/Wildlife.Tourism.Australia https://twitter.com/wildlife_aus Tweets by wildlife_aus Questions Is there a directory of Wildlife Tourism Australia members? Is there a directory of participants registered for …

Wombats

Image: BHL, Wombat October 22 is World Wombat Day, hashtag #WorldWombatDay Headlines https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/nov/18/scientists-unravel-secret-of-cube-shaped-wombat-faeces Recommended Listening Cube-shaped wombat poo – Have we finally figured out how wombats make cube-shaped poo!? YouTube Twitter Moment Wombats have square poop and backwards pouches Embedded Tweets Why do wombats have cube-shaped excrement? https://t.co/0ohQ8RAQUj More on the wombat in BHL https://t.co/XSJPdqbIUC …