To many people, climate change is an issue that’s easily dismissed – some say it’s a myth, while others campaign endlessly for change. One of those campaigners is Amelia Telford. She has witnessed first hand the effects that climate change is having on the environment.
The traditional owners of the Mungalla wetlands have formed a valuable partnership with the CSIRO. Both parties aim to restore the biodiversity and hydrology of wetlands next to the world heritage Great Barrier Reef lagoon and the Halifax Bay Wetlands National Park. The wetlands have been invaded by introduced weeds as a result of human-built […]
Recently, 27 indigenous students, from the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation’s partner schools across NSW and QLD, took on a week-long outward bound wilderness adventure in the Namadgi national park, act. The students came back raving about how many new friends they made and how much they learnt. Taking students away from their usual environment and […]
Indigenous rangers are on the frontline of environmental protection in some of our most remote regions. There is a school of thought that says leaders are made, not born, but David Claudie believes birthright based on land connection is central to Indigenous leadership. “My leadership comes from my great grandfather,” says the Kaanju man from […]
Almost 182,000 hectares of land on Cape York has been handed back to its traditional owners, creating a new national park in the process. The KULLA (McIlwraith Range) National Park is about the size of Fraser Island, and will be jointly managed by the state and Indigenous people. KULLA is an acronym for the Kaanju, […]
It’s a great time of year to go bush! So why not pack yourself a bag and go out on a bushwalk or camp out under the stars. But when you’re heading out bush, it is important to be well organised to avoid getting sick or hurt. Plan your trip within your physical abilities and […]
We all know it’s not hard to have fun at the beach, even if we are not surfers. The beach is a great place to go for a walk, lie in the sun or sit in the shade, play in the sand, go fishing, swim, scuba-dive or just simply explore. LOOK AFTER OUR BEACHES CLEAN […]