Biodiversity Archives - Rivers of Carbon

  • The case of the missing Ibis, a satellite tracker and some butcherbirds…..

    Heather McGinness who spoke recently at our Breadalbane Biodiversity Forum shared this great story with us about the case of the missing Ibis, a satellite tracker and some cheeky butcher birds… As part of our Environmental Water Knowledge and Research waterbird project we are satellite tracking Straw-necked Ibis to see where they roost, breed, feed […]

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  • What do farmers think about planting riparian margins?

    Fleur Maseyk and her team from the University of Queensland surveyed a group of  dairy farmers working on the Taranaki ring plain in New Zealand to learn more about their perceptions of the value of riparian plantings. Farmers were invited to participated in an interactive meeting with the purpose of describing their experiences and views […]

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  • Scattered paddock trees – hot property for our threatened species

    Across our rural landscapes, paddock trees stand out as an iconic image, providing shade and shelter for livestock and maintaining the productive capacity of the land.  They also provide food, shelter and nesting sites for a large number of birds, bats, insects and small mammals.  A great project is underway in the South West of […]

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  • Carping at Christmas – A Community Conversation

    We are delighted to invite you to this fabulous event, which is part of the Rivers of Carbon – Southern Biodiversity Linkages Project. Date: Friday 9 December 2016 Time: 4.30-6.30pm (3.30pm how to fillet and cook carp, 4.30-6.30pm speakers, 6.30-7.15pm refreshments) Venue: Hall Pavilion, Hall Showgrounds, ACT Did you know that carp is the most […]

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  • Help to save the yellow-spotted bell frog!

    South East Local Land Services has $125,000 of NSW Office of Environment and Heritage Saving Our Species funding, available over five years, to assist land managers to undertake project works that protect and enhance yellow-spotted bell frog habitat. Senior Land Services Officer Annelies McGaw said this inconspicuous frog is one of the most endangered vertebrates […]

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  • Rivers of Hope – crayfish lead the campaign for healthy waterways

    ANU biologists are helping crayfish lead the campaign for fresher waterways along the west of Canberra.  Biologist Dr Chris Fulton and Masters student Mae Noble have spent time snorkelling in the Goobarragandra River, in the high country west of Canberra, hoping to catch a glimpse of the Murray Crayfish. Six years ago, this was an […]

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  • Are algal blooms the new norm for Australia’s major rivers?

    Are toxic algal blooms the new norm for Australian rivers? Are we really ready for them to be recurrent on the Murray River? More importantly, what do these frequent blooms say about how we manage water in Australia, especially as we start to see the impacts of climate change on our environment? For much of […]

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  • How can we manage habitat fragmentation better?

    Human altered landscapes are having a big influence on animals. As our populations grow and develop, we expand, changing habitats to the detriment of some species. In a recent article entitled How often, how far, how risky and how biased? researchers from the University of Queensland discuss some important factors to consider in the development […]

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  • What is the best way to protect us from climate change? Save our ecosystems.

    When we think about climate change, we often think about building new infrastructure to keep the sea from lapping at our doors, or engineering new ways of moving water through drying landscapes, but in an insightful article James Watson and Tara Martin point out that if we look after our planet’s ecosystems they will look […]

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  • Which is better for the environment; one large tree or ten small ones?

    The Rivers of Carbon approach is one where we seek to protect first and restore second, as we know that intact remnant vegetation is more diverse and productive than new plantings which take time to grow and develop.   A recent journal article published in Biological Conservation in November 2015 entitled ‘Single large or several […]

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