Tag Archives: conservation

Is the Murray-Darling Basin Plan meeting its targets?

Preparing a presentation entitled ‘Is the Basin Plan on track to deliver its environmental outcomes?’, I stopped to ask ‘what are the actual targets in the Plan?’ Answer: after asking Google and the Murray-Darling Basin Authority website, not finding any … Continue reading

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Fabulous flowering season on the Murray River floodplain

December 2017 has turned out to be the best flowering season yet for river red gums and black box on the Murray River floodplain! The trees seem to have returned to the ‘normal’ pattern of summer flowering for red gums … Continue reading

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Urgent Warning: Escalating Threats to Survival of Planet

  An urgent warning of major threats to the survival of our planet has just been published in BioScience. The paper by Ripple et al. (2017) has been endorsed by 15,364 scientist signatories from 184 countries (BioScience, bix125, https://doi.org/10.1093/biosci/bix125). They are … Continue reading

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Watering Wisdom Exchanged!

Water For Nature held another successful Exchange in the South Australian Riverland this week, showcasing successful environmental watering projects and exchanging stories between all the different people who engage in this challenging space! Standout stories came from Riverland artist Liz … Continue reading

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a thriving River Murray wetland

Happiness is a wetland drying down after a flood and providing habitat and food for more than 3000 waterbirds! Spotlit in the late afternoon light, stilts, avocets, ducks, spoonbills and herons quietly forage for their favourite foods. The numbers are … 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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Dry times for Adelaide

Our rainwater tanks in suburban Adelaide ran dry mid-February 2015 for the second time this summer, after a minimal rain event of about 20 mm mid-January 2015 put a small volume back in the tanks, but it was soon used … Continue reading

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