The Australian continent is a vast and astounding country with a rich diversity of fauna, flora and landscapes.
Contributing to the preservation and management of many unique species and assemblages at the people-nature interface continues to be an absolute privilege.
Please enjoy some of the images and stories collected along the way
Feature landscape: Deep in the Tanami desert, Indigenous land managers are taking great care in managing their country to look after the plants and animals that call it home. In this landscape traditional owners and managers carefully patch burn country to provide changing habitat for species such as the Bilby which depend upon varied fire ages to provide a crucial mix of habitat and food species. Read more
Feature plant: throughout Australia, private landholders contribute to the longevity of plant and animal species on the brink of extinction. On a small landholding in the wheatbelt of Western Australia, a small population of a rare Thomasia species enjoys the protection of healthy habitat fenced from stock and protected from artificial disturbance. Read more
Feature animal: It is well known that many of our unique animal species are under threat of extinction due a confluence of threatening processes such as land clearing, inappropriate fire regime and feral animal predation. Equally, there are many good people involved in large-scale efforts to recover and protect populations of specific fauna species across the country. One of the success stories is the recovery effort spearheaded by the Western Australian Department of Parks and Wildlife, in which breeding animals from threatened urban areas have been translocated to regional parks made safer by active feral animal control regimes. Read more