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NSW to add two wetlands to national parks under 33,000ha land purchase

Brindingabba-Bindra-photo by Joshua J Smith

Exclusive: the wetlands are estimated to host 70,000 waterbirds, including Australia’s rarest waterfowl. TWO NATIONALLY SIGNIFICANT wetlands in far north New South Wales will be added to the national parks estate as part of a 33,000ha land purchase by the state government, Guardian Australia can reveal. The property, Brindingabba-Bindra, (pictured here by Joshua J

In this season of peace and goodwill: meet the macropods and our region’s champion healers


In the following excerpt from Maria Taylor's new book INJUSTICE hidden in plain sight... Australia's national icon is restored to its rightful place amongst the country's remarkable, unique animals. And we meet two medical champions who fix broken bodies of wombats, kangaroos and wallabies, turtles, reptiles and birds of many kinds — bringing expert

Christmas comes early for koala colony thanks to community work


KOALA LOVERS ARE celebrating after almost 200 hectares of prime habitat near Port Macquarie were put beyond the reach of property developers. NSW Environment Minister Matt Kean announced this morning the government, with a $3.5 million contribution from Koala Conservation Australia, had bought a 194ha block of forest next to Lake Innes Nature Reserve.  The purchase follows a long community campaign

Plea for co-existence and better sense


World-famous independent scientist James Lovelock says climate and biodiversity protection have to go hand-in-hand for the sake of our species. Here is an excerpt and link to his argument. “I don’t know if it is too late for humanity to avert a climate catastrophe, but I am sure there is no

Queanbeyan wild birds, rescue and release


DESPITE ITS NAME, the area of operation for Wildcare Queanbeyan covers 22,000 square km of the region surrounding the ACT, from Bredbo in the south to Collector in the north; Warri in the east to Young in the west. Throughout this vast area, volunteers work tirelessly to assist sick, injured,