Great Barrier Reef Marine Park 2022

Photo: G. Torda/ARC Center, Bleached Coral (Some rights reserved) UNESCO officials arrived in Australia to assess the Great Barrier Reef after its 6th mass bleaching. Rolling news and videos from Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Marine Park in 2022. Key Linksgbrmpa.gov.auReef [email protected] HeadlinesGreat Barrier Reef bleaching occurred on over 90 per cent of reefs this summerGreat …

Canberra

Photo: ArchivesACT, Bogong Moth (Some rights reserved) Canberra is the capital of Australia and the 150 kilometers from the coast, the country’s largest inland city. The name Canberra is derived from the Aboriginal word ‘Kamberra’ which means ‘meeting place.’ The city has a population of 325,000. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/wixYo1DeDp695De46 Canberrans live in a city of broad …

Adelaide (Tandanya) Links

Adelaide Flag What would locals like others know about Adelaide (Tandanya), South Australia? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesWhat are we preserving?New hospital and arena may affect park lands heritage listingGlenthorne National Park – Ityamaiitpinna Yarta officially proclaimedAdelaide’s infamous cock-ups: The lasting legacy of big decisions in the City of ChurchesTripadvisor tourist …

Australia

Photo: Denisbin, Echuca (Some rights reserved) Australia is an island continent and country. Neighboring countries are Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and East Timor to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and Aotearoa New Zealand to the south-east. Australia’s capital is Canberra, and its largest urban area is Sydney. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/Ej3YWDVwaPfjHvBg6 Happening Now: …

Tasmania Links

Tasmania Flag What would locals like others know about Tasmania? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesTasmania goes into carbon negative, with researchers saying native forests must be preservedEarth is getting a black box to record our climate change actions, and it’s already started listeningNearly half of Tasmania’s development proposals for wilderness areas …

Wild Australia Links

Image: BHL, Wombat (Some rights reserved) What would locals like others know about Australia’s local biodiversity, parks, and wildlife? Spotlight on #WildOz with relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: Headlines‘Dingoes were here first’: the landowners who say letting ‘wild dogs’ live pays dividends – [email protected] department tried to bury research that found huge underspend …

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, …

Canberra Links

ACT Flag What would locals like others know about Canberra? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesNgunnawal people are revitalising their traditional language, one Canberra workshop at a timeStrange but true facts about Canberra’s Martian Embassyhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/specials/curious-canberra/2017-11-27/who-first-coined-the-term-bush-capital/9140218http://www.abc.net.au/news/specials/curious-canberra/2017-11-13/why-was-canberra-established-as-an-inland-city/9123568http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-05-23/why-dont-canberra-houses-have-front-fences/7401744http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-05-13/kangaroos-to-be-culled-in-canberra-over-coming-months/7412680http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/nearly-2000-kangaroos-to-be-culled-across-the-act-20160513-goua6c.htmlhttp://citynews.com.au/2016/the-roo-cull-is-back-on/http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-01-25/rebranded-canberra-campaign-dividing-opinion/6044376 National Folk Festivalfolkfestival.org.au – Facebook – Youtube – @natfolkfestNational Folk Festival returns with a focus on celebrating …

Kimberley National Park

Photo: John Benwell, Aboriginal Rock Art created by the Wunambal people at Wary Bay, Bigge Island (Some rights reserved) Western Australia – The Kimberley is one of the world’s last great wilderness areas. Remote and rugged, the sandstone landscape is spectacular with ancient gorges, pristine beaches and wide horizons. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/D48H6Mx3i6XvFwrM9 Fitzroy CrossingFitzroy Crossing straddles …

Brisbane

Photos: Brisbane City Council, ‘Superorganism’ (2021) by Esem Projects (Some rights reserved) Brisbane or ‘Brizzie’ is the capital and most populous city of Queensland. With a population of nearly 3 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 of plants, …