Tag: Biodiversity

Distribution and abundance of hollow-bearing trees in urban forest fragments

Urban Forestry & Urban Greening

This research surveyed 45 natural forest remnants across the rapidly urbanising City of Gold Coast to quantify the distribution and abundance of hollow-bearing trees. The results highlight the value of urban forest remnants in maintaining the functional capacity of urban

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Offsets in the system: Exploring the many dimensions of biodiversity offsets policy

Decision Point

The August 2015 issue of Decision Point takes a critical look at biodiversity offsets – their pros, cons, strengths and weaknesses.

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The Australian Government’s Threatened Species Strategy

Australian Government

The Threatened Species Strategy establishes a five-year Action Plan across four areas: tackling feral cats, creating safe havens for species most at risk, improving habitat, and intervening in emergencies to avert extinctions.

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2015 State of Australia’s Birds Report

2015 State of Australia’s Birds Report

The State of Australia’s Birds Report series tracks trends in bird populations and their health. The 2015 State of Australia’s Birds Report marks the beginning of a new era, with the introduction of the ground breaking Australian Bird Index. The index relies

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New guide – How to grow an urban forest

How to Grow an Urban Forest

How to Grow an Urban Forest is a ten-step guide to help councils plan for and develop healthy urban forests to create liveable and climate resilient cities and towns. The guide is the first major outcome from the long range

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Presentation – Planning for biodiversity at the urban-rural fringe

Planning for biodiversity at the urban-rural fringe

A presentation given by Associate Professor Sarah Bekessy at the recent Biodiversity Across The Borders conference can be viewed online. It includes discussion of how cities are disproportionately important for threatened species and recommends the introduction of Biodiversity Sensitive Urban Design

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Urban biodiversity research briefs

Decision Point

The following urban biodiversity research briefs can be viewed in Decision Point Online: Managing the impacts of urban development on old trees, Urban expansion, climate change & frog habitat, and Planning for biodiversity in the urban fringe.

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Call for articles – Sep-Nov 2015 issue of Australasian Plant Conservation (APC)

Australasian Plant Conservation (APC)

This issue will carry the theme of “Ferals”, and contributions that focus on the interaction between feral animals and plant conservation are invited. To find out more please see the APC article submission information.

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Call for proposals – National Seed Science Forum

Australian Seed Bank Partnership

The Australian Seed Bank Partnership is calling for proposals for oral, rapid fire or poster presentations for its upcoming National Seed Science Forum. Submissions close on 4 October 2015.

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Join the National Nature Conversation 2015

Places You Love

In 2015, the Places You Love Alliance will host the National Nature Conversation. All Australians are invited to register to be involved. The Places You Love Alliance is a coalition of 42 Australian environment groups that has been working to

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