Environment, Ecology and Bio-diversity in Australia

Major Subjects Covered

Australian Native flora

Australian Native fauna

Biodiversity

Defined as :
The variety of plant and animal life in a particular habitat.
Generally the wider the variety of long term successful organisms the better.

Bushcare / Landcare / Wildlife groups

"Bushcare" groups number in the 100's nation wide. Manned by like-minded volunteers from many different backgrounds who have teamed up to protect and/or regenerate natural ecosystems.

Catchment Area

Defined as :
A natural rainfall collection and drainage area which feeds a creek, groundwater system, lake, ocean, river or wetland.

Ecology

Defined as :
The interaction between organisms and their habitat ie: Ecological interaction within a specific habitat.

Energy

Defined as :
Power derived from physical or chemical resources converted principally to light, heat or motive effort.
Most commonly ( still ) involves burning fossil fuels, solar and wind generation are now counted as significant energy sources.
Technological advancement has led to more efficient use of available power ( eg: heat pumps, Lithium-ion batteries, LED lighting ). Some older technologies will be with us for some time yet, eg: lead-acid batteries.

Global Warming

The rise of the vegetarians ?

United Nations Environment Programme

Water Pollution

Freshwater Habitats

Weeds and pest / feral animals

Wildlife habitat

Defined as :
The natural environment in which an organism or group of organisms live and therefore form part of the ecological process, in Aussie slang it'd be called their "digs"  :-)

Links to external sites

Australian Government websites

Brisbane City Council web pages

Community websites and facebook pages

Other websites and facebook pages

Queensland Government websites


Arnwood Place Bushcare
working bee location and countdown
Barr Street Park

 

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Between July 2015 and June 2016 Arnwood Place Bushcare Group logged 792 person hours, installed and nurtured 1349 plants, removed countless weeds and LOTS of rubbish !

Arnwood Place bridge looking upstream
 

 
 

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