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More action needed to address camphor’s noxious threat

A concerted, community-wide effort is essential if the Byron Shire is to rid itself of the pervasive noxious weed camphor laurel, ecologists say. Despite valiant attempts by individual landholders and bush regeneration groups to remove the weed in parts of the shire, its spread has…

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We now have proof that conservation funding works

Most of what we hear about the state of biodiversity is bleak—usually more species are severely threatened and going extinct. Perhaps you think that what we do contribute to help the world’s plants and animals does little to help. A study published in Nature has…

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SW regional waste plan advances

A regional waste facility which could be used by up to 12 local governments from Harvey to Margaret River is a step closer after Capel Shire Council decided to seek a management order for a site on Goodwood Road last week.   READ MORE

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Bruce Hwy planting may be luring koalas to their deaths

PLANTING food trees as offsets alongside a Bruce Hwy Cooroy to Curra section may have inadvertently lured one koala to its death. Noosa Landcare worker and emergency koala responder Rachel Lyons said compounding the road threat along the highway was inadequate fencing, which contributed to…

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Tod River Dam works move to revegetation

A safety upgrade of the Tod River Dam has been finished with attention now turning to revegetation of the area. SA Water has completed the $6.3-million upgrade of the dam, which is located 27 kilometres north of Port Lincoln, to ensure the safety of the offline…

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