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 …

Koalas

Photo: Ron Mader, Koala in a tree / Arucaria Ecotours (Some rights reserved) 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 …

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park

Photo: Brittglow, School of fish Australia – The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system. The reef is the largest natural feature on earth and stretches more than 2,300 kilometers (1,430 miles) off the coast of Queensland. The forecasts for the reef’s survival are dire and there have been three mass coral …

Lamington = Woonoongoora National Park

Photo: Tatters, Rainbow over Numinbah Valley (Some rights reserved) Spotlight on Australia’s Lamington National Park The Yugambeh Aboriginal people know this area as Woonoongoora, and these mountains are considered sacred. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/VDimsMa21doSw5HH9 Key Linksparks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/lamingtonFacebookFacebook [email protected] Lamington Natural History Associationlnha.org.auFacebook World Heritagewhc.unesco.org/en/list/368 This 20,600-hectare park is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, …

Wildlife Tourism Australia

Logo Wildlife Tourism Australia – wildlifetourism.org.au – is a national organization promoting the sustainable development of a diverse wildlife tourism sector that supports conservation. Key Linkswildlifetourism.org.auComing [email protected]_aus Questions Is there a directory of Wildlife Tourism Australia members? Which Wildlife Tourism Australia members have pages on Facebook? Twitter? YouTube? Do any members offer virtual tours? ReportsThe …

Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park

Photo: Mark Wassell, Pink Sunset (Some rights reserved) Australia’s Northern Territory boasts nearly 100 national parks and reserves, including two of Australia’s most famous parks — Uluru and Kakadu. The well-known monolith, Uluru (Ayers Rock), 348 meters high, is near the southwest corner of the Territory and may be Australia’s most familiar natural icon. The …

Wild Australia

Hashtags Planeta.com is updating our guide to Wild Australia – the country’s biodiversity, wildlife, parks and protected areas and the opportunities for ecotourism, conscious, local, Indigenous, and responsible travel. Relevant additions and suggestions are welcome. Hashtag: #WildOz 2021 Biodiversity Conferencetwitter.com/i/events/1438542649527443466 Acoustic Labacousticobservatory.org Key Links: Parks AustraliaParks AustraliaNational [email protected]_Australia Recommended ListeningIf you’re not already listening to …

K’Gari = Fraser Island

Photo: Matt Binns K’Gari (Fraser Island) is the largest sand island in the world. The World Heritage-listed island is located along the southeastern coast of the state of Queensland, Australia. Day-to-day management of Fraser Island is the responsibility of the Queensland Environmental Protection Agency. The Butchulla word for paradise, K’gari, will be restored as the …

Wombats

Image: BHL, Wombat Wombat = short-legged, muscular quadrupedal marsupials native to Australia. CelebrationsOctober 22 is World Wombat Day, hashtag #WorldWombatDay HeadlinesScientists unravel secret of cube-shaped wombat faeces Recommended ListeningCube-shaped wombat poo – Have we finally figured out how wombats make cube-shaped poo!? YouTube Elsewhere wombatfoundation.com.au premcab.sa.gov.au/emblems/wombat1.htmhttp://www.abc.net.au/science/scribblygum/june2006http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/airplay/death-of-a-wombat/3065644rocklilywombats.com – https://www.facebook.com/Rocklilywombatshttp://www.australiangeographic.com.au/topics/wildlife/2016/04/why-do-wombats-do-cube-shaped-poos Twitter MomentWombats have square poop and backwards …

Murray-Darling Basin

Photo: Tim J Keegan, Riverina Irrigation The Murray-Darling basin covers 14% of Australia’s land mass generates 40% of the country’s income derived from agricultural production. Its name is derived from its two major rivers, the Murray River and the Darling River. It spans most of the states of New South Wales and Victoria, the Australian Capital …