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Blog Post - Retracing Their Steps

The Yorktown Historic Site is one of Tasmania’s earliest European settlement sites - settled in 1804. Abandoned a few years later, it is now recognised and on the Tasmanian Heritage register. In 2000 most of the site was overgrown with gorse. Volunteers have been working to remove the gorse, re-establish the native flora on the site and, by the provision of historical information, encourage visitors... 

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Blog Post - Spotting The Spotted-tailed Quoll

The endangered Spotted-tailed Quoll (Dasyurus maculatus) is the largest extant marsupial carnivore on the Australian mainland, principally occurring along the eastern seaboard and adjacent ranges and tablelands. However, since European human settlement it has declined to the point where it occupies only fifty percent of its original range. This decline can mostly be attributed to the clearing of preferred forest and woodland habitat, and the introduction of the red fox and feral cat..
 

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Blog Post - Caught On Camera

Caught on Camera is an innovative NatureWatch project that involves working with local community groups, land holders and contracted professional ecologists to carry out community based, long term monitoring of wildlife using motion-sensing cameras. The project involves bringing these groups together to develop the project objectives and methods and train volunteers in the use of remote sensing cameras... 

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Blog Post - Parks for People – Lane Cove Bushcare

Volunteer groups are a valuable resource for facilitating bushland rehabilitation in Lane Cove National Park in Sydney. They include corporate volunteers, community groups, and local residents. However, tools and equipment are essential for the volunteers to be able to make their important contribution...  

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Blog Post - Monitoring Greater Glider Populations

Recent research indicates that the local Greater Glider population is declining at annual rates up to 9% and modelling predicts substantial shrinking of their habitats in all eastern Australia in future as well as local extinctions... 

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