Great Barrier Reef Marine Park 2022

Photo: G. Torda/ARC Center, Bleached Coral (Some rights reserved) Rolling news and videos from Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Marine Park in 2022. Key Linksgbrmpa.gov.auReef [email protected] ReportsAnnual Summary Report of Coral Reef Condition 2021/22Highest coral cover in central, northern Reef in 36 yearshttps://twitter.com/aims_gov_au/status/1555312796975390723 Continued coral recovery leads to 36-year highs across two-thirds of the Great Barrier …

Hobart

Photo: Neerav Bhatt, Salamanca Markets (Some rights reserved) Hobart is the capital and most populous city of the Australian island state of Tasmania (lutruwita). Google Maps Elsewherehobartcity.com.au Recommended ListeningGreetings from Hobart – Earshot – Take a stroll up Elizabeth Street from the colonial era docks, past the Empire Hotel with its notorious bullet holes in …

Indigenous Literacy Day in Australia

Photo September 7 is Indigenous Literacy Day in Australia. Planeta.com applauds efforts around the world to improve literacy in Indigenous communities and to raise awareness and attention to Indigenous culture and peoples today. Hashtag:  and #indigenousliteracyday Key [email protected]uslf BackgroundHeld in early September, Indigenous Literacy Day is a national celebration of Indigenous culture, stories, language, and literacy. …

Australia’s State of the Environment 2021

Logo Reading: Australia’s 2021 State of the Environment report (released in 2022)Cresswell ID, Janke T, Johnston EL (2021). Overview: Downloads. In: Australia State of the environment 2021, Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, Canberra, https://soe.dcceew.gov.au/about-soe/downloads, DOI: 10.26194/f1rh-7r05, ISBN: 978-0-646-86427-3 Key Linkssoe.dcceew.gov.auDownloads Questions Can the report be downloaded as a single document? Weaving …

Travel and Tourism in Australia

Photo: Mark Wassell, Uluru (Some rights reserved) Key links and resources to travel and tourism in Australia: Headlines Ecotourism Australia announces Elissa Keenan as new Chief ExecutiveThe Best Road Trips In Australia – Horizon Guides PortalsAustraliaAustralia states: Queensland – Tropical North Queensland – Tasmania – Victoria – Northern Territory – New South Wales – Western …

Late Night Live (Australia)

ABCRN Artwork Recommended listening: Late Night Live – abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive – a Monday-Thursday evening (10pm Australian Eastern Daylight) conversations spanning the globe with Phillip Adams. Key LinksLate Night LivePast ProgramsIn Bed With PhillipiTunes (Separate Stories)@LNLonRN,@PhillipAdams_1 About the program: Affectionately known as ‘the little wireless program’, Late Night Live has been presented by Phillip Adams for a …

Brisbane

Photos: Brisbane City Council, Over the hurdle by Michaelee Parr (Some rights reserved) Brisbane or ‘Brizzie’ is the capital and most populous city of Queensland. With a population of more than 2 million, this is the third largest city in Australia. Brisbane has a humid subtropical climate. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/kBCYs5yvbmxZQc8ZA Stray Observations Brisbane has more species …

National Bilby Day

Artwork: Biodiversity Heritage Library (Some rights reserved) Sunday, September 11, 2022 is National Bilby Day in Australia. Hashtag: #NationalBilbyDay BackgroundNational Bilby Day was officially launched in 2005 and the celebrations are held on the second Sunday of September. Bilbies, or rabbit-bandicoots, are desert-dwelling marsupial omnivores; they are members of the order Peramelemorphia. At the time …

Australia’s Gold Coast

Photo: Michael Dawes, Breaka Pro (Some rights reserved) The Glitter Strip, aka Gold Coast is a coastal city in the Australian state of Queensland, approximately 66 kilometers (41 miles) south-southeast of Brisbane and immediately north of the border with New South Wales. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/vs2DbVac9u14e63a6 HeadlinesGold Coast couple’s 40-year quest to restore a banana farm to …

Kakadu National Park

Photo: Jon Clark, Sunset (Some rights reserved) Kakadu is Australia’s largest national park. Kakadu covers almost 20,000 square kilometers and is a place of enormous biodiversity. It extends from the coast and estuaries in the north through floodplains, billabongs and lowlands to rocky ridges and stone country in the south. ‘Kakadu’ was named for Gagudju, …