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: Late Night Live The frontline of koala conservation – The koala is listed …

Christmas Island

Photo: Peter McKiernan, Red Crab Wikipedia: Christmas Island is located in the Indian Ocean, around 350 kilometers (220 mi) south of Java and Sumatra and around 1,550 kilometers (960 mi) north-west of the closest point on the Australian mainland. It has an area of 135 square kilometers (52 sq mi). Christmas Island had a population …

Off Track

Radio National Artwork Put on your headphones. Recommended listening: Off Track – abc.net.au/radionational/programs/offtrack Ann Jones (@jones_ann) hosts a weekly trek into outdoor Australia. This is one of our long-time, fave podcasts and one of one of the most innovative programs from ABC’s Radio National. Links to several episodes are featured on Planeta.com because the program …

Northern Territory Links

Northern Territory Flag What would locals like visitors to know about the Northern Territory? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: [email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@munupiarts Videos Headlineshttps://amp.abc.net.au/article/10963602Aboriginal cultural experiences to lead new tourism strategy in the Northern Territory labor-wins-nt-election-in-landslideIndigenous corporation wins $65m bailout over Ayers Rock ResortCrocodiles to weather events: The long list of potential killers awaiting …

Mabo Day

Photo: Mike Coghan, Two Nations Australia – June 3 is Mabo Day which marks the anniversary of the landmark decision of the High Court of Australia that overturned the legal fiction of terra nullius. The Mabo Oration is a biennial event presented by the Anti-Discrimination Commission Queensland and QPAC. It celebrates and pays tribute to …

Victoria Australia Links

Victoria Flag What would locals like visitors to know about Victoria, Australia? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesRemembrance Day: Wycheproof Avenue of Honour rediscovered after 90 years in the wildhttp://vicnature2050.org2015 Community Environment Recognition AwardsAussies are sports mad, but Victorians are the clear winnersNine hundred giant native trees felled in VicRoads planning blunder …

Wild Australia Links

Image: BHL, Wombat What would Australians like visitors to know about local biodiversity, parks, and wildlife? Spotlight on wildoz with relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: [email protected][email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected][email protected][email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected][email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected][email protected][email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected][email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]_Whitehead Legacy [email protected] Hashtags: #ozplants NumbatsPrescribed burn devastates one of WA’s last two endangered numbat habitats – ABC Australian Earth Laws AllianceThe Australian Earth Laws Alliance acknowledges that …

Tasmania Links

Tasmania Flag Links related to Tasmania presently in mostly random fashion: HeadlinesNearly half of Tasmania’s development proposals for wilderness areas have not been disclosed to the public – ABCPrivatising the wilderness: the Tasmanian project that could become a national park test case – GuardianRemembering Tasmania’s underwater forestsVisiting Tasmania’s Best National Parks – Horizon Travel Press …

First Dog on the Moon

Facebook Avatar Elsewhere on the Web: Andrew Marlton, aka First Dog on the Moon – firstdogonthemoon.com.au – is the anarcho-marsupialist editorial cartoonist for Guardian Australia. Key [email protected] Carbon Neutral AdventuresThe Carbon-Neutral Adventures of the Indefatigable EnviroTeens – @AllenAndUnwinChildren’s book helps to discuss the environment with children – Science Show Features A cheery and helpful guide: …