Janine Kitson, Vice President Colong Foundation for Wilderness
For over fifty years Henry Gold has been the NSW environment movement’s most eminent landscape photographer, providing spectacular images to support protection of threatened wilderness and natural areas across NSW and beyond.
Reviewed by Meron Wilson, NPA Sydney Environmental Book Club
Sunlight and Seaweed by Tim Flannery looks at the mess we have gotten ourselves into, fouling our planetary nest by living beyond our ecological means, and offers a few rays of hope we can yet put things right-ish.
A consortium of partners and landowners enhancing a critical wildlife corridor
David Rush, Partnership Facilitator, Great Eastern Ranges: Illawarra to Shoalhaven
In 2012, the Illawarra Shoalhaven GER Regional Partnership identified several priority focus corridors where environmental need and social/community capacity overlap.
Adele Pedder, Australian Society for Marine Conservation
The world’s oceans are facing increasing challenges with climate change, pollution and overfishing. In light of these challenges it is becoming increasingly important to set aside large areas of our ocean to restore some balance beneath the waves and allow marine ecosystems to function in their natural state. Globally more and more nations are relying on marine parks to give their parts of our blue planet a fighting chance.
John Turnbull, Member, National Parks Association of NSW
Deforestation. A drive through the forests around Port Macquarie or Eden is all it takes to see the impact of the clearing of our native terrestrial forests. We can see the bulldozers and logging trucks. On a grander scale, with the help of satellite imagery, we can see the loss of native forests over time. In the years since European colonisation, for example, Australia has lost almost 40% of its native terrestrial forests[i].
Margot Law and Stephanie Clark, Citizen Science Officers.
Dragons of Sydney
The ‘Dragons of Sydney’ project conducted a Sydney-wide Water Dragon backyard survey. This survey aimed to uncover the features of people’s backyards that led to the presence or absence of water dragons; things like water features, vegetation, presence of pets, and personal uses of backyard space.