Wild Australia Links

Image: BHL, Wombat What would Australians like others know about 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 on Australian threatened species …

Wild Australia

Hashtags Planeta.com spotlights Australia’s Wildlife, Biodiversity, Parks and Protected Areas. Twitter shorthand is 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 Off Track, make it part of your podcast playlist. Kudos to @jones_ann and @RadioNational. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast app.#ABCWildOz YouTubehttp://www.abc.net.au/news/wildoz HeadlinesThe bushfires …

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 …

Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park

Photo The Flinders Ranges are the largest mountain range in South Australia, which starts approximately 366 km (227 miles) north of Adelaide. The discontinuous ranges stretch for over 430 km (270 miles) from Port Pirie to Lake Callabonna. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/acKyiPrbsHyU1fgC7 Key Linksparks.sa.gov.au Elsewhere on the WebJeff Morgan Panorama Gallery Recommended ListeningThe curious geologist – In …

Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park

Photo: Mark Wassell, Pink Sunset 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 Uluru-Kata Tjuta National …

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 …

Mt Field National Park

Photo: Horseshoe Falls Mt Field National Park has a wide variety of scenic features and wildlife and offers a great range of facilities for day visitors. The park essentially has two visitor sections. The first, near the park entrance, includes picnic facilities and the famous Russell Falls. Stunning walks through enormous fern forests and some …

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 …

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 …

Fraser Island = K’Gari

Photo: Matt Binns Fraser Island (K’Gari) 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. Great WalkIt takes 6–8 days to complete the total 90km from …