Category Archives: community engagement

Healthy Rivers Ambassadors supporting Murray-Darling Basin Plan

Healthy Rivers Ambassadors have been meeting recently with key politicians about the Murray-Darling Basin Plan. These meetings have been an encouraging start to establishing relationships with central players as the Basin Plan rolls toward implementation. State Minister for Water & … Continue reading

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Sharing environmental watering success!

Beautiful Banrock Station was the location for an inspiring and positive meeting this week, the Nature Foundation SA Water For Nature Exchange. A group of wetland managers, NGO staff, agency staff, researchers and landholders tried not to be distracted by the magnetic … Continue reading

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The frog effect

The first reaction of landholders to the idea of environmental watering on their properties is usually cautious reservation. However, once water starts flowing onto their land, they are won over extraordinarily quickly by the sound of frogs and the sight … Continue reading

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20:80 Vision for Sustainable Landscapes

Setting a target for the future for sustainable Australian landscapes, we should aim for a 20:80 mix of native ecosystems alongside agricultural production. Cropping landscapes need borders and corridors of trees and bushes threading across the pattern of fields. We are way behind … Continue reading

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Need to Know

How much do we need to know about nature to live sustainably? And who needs to know? Dr Sheryn Pitman emphasises the fundamental need for the community to know enough and to share their knowledge in order to make the … Continue reading

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Inlay Lake in Myanmar — a very special place

Two years since my last visit, I am back at beautiful Inlay Lake (also spelt ‘Inle’) in the heart of Shan State in Myanmar (formerly known as Burma). Inlay Lake is a highland lake famous for its scenic beauty, tranquillity, … Continue reading

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Where is the environment in the South Australian election??

The environment seems to have gone missing in the South Australian election campaign, with no acknowledgement of the environment that underpins our economy. The state’s current tourism campaigns promote the rich natural assets of the state, but there is no … Continue reading

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