Environment, Ecology and Bio-diversity in Australia

Major Subjects Covered

Australian Native flora

Australian Native fauna


Defined as :
The variety of plant and animal life in a particular habitat.
Generally the wider the variety of long term successful organisms the better.

Bushcare / Landcare / Wildlife groups

"Bushcare" groups number in the 100's nation wide. Manned by like-minded volunteers from many different backgrounds who have teamed up to protect and/or regenerate natural ecosystems.

Catchment Area

Defined as :
A natural rainfall collection and drainage area which feeds a creek, groundwater system, lake, ocean, river or wetland.


Defined as :
The interaction between organisms and their habitat ie: Ecological interaction within a specific habitat.


Defined as :
Power derived from physical or chemical resources converted principally to light, heat or motive effort.
Most commonly ( eighty odd percent here in Aus ) involves burning fossil fuels, hydro is about 7% with solar and wind generation now counted as significant energy sources.
Technological advancement has led to more efficient use of available power ( eg: heat pumps, Lithium-ion batteries, LED lighting ). Some older technologies will be with us for some time yet, eg: lead-acid ( car and truck ) batteries and alkaline dry cell batteries ( Energizer and Duracell ).

Global Warming

The rise of the vegetarians ?

United Nations Environment Programme

Water Pollution

Freshwater Habitats

Weeds and pest / feral animals

Wildlife habitat

Defined as :
The natural environment in which an organism or group of organisms live and therefore form part of the ecological process, in Aussie slang it'd be called their "digs"  :-)

Wildlife Rescue / Welfare Services

RSPCA 1300 264625

Greater Brisbane ( 24/7 - all wildlife )

Pelican and Seabird Rescue 0404 118 301

Greater Brisbane-North to Redcliffe-South to Jacobs Well-West to Ipswich plus Moreton Bay Islands ( 24/7 - all native birds )

Moreton Bay Koala Rescue 0401 080 333

Moreton Bay Region, including Caboolture, Redcliffe and Pine Rivers ( 24/7 - all wildlife )

Koala and Wildlife Rescue 0401 350 799

aka Pine Rivers Koala Care Association Inc.
Pine Rivers/Redcliffe ( 24/7 - all wildlife )

Wildcare 24 hr Rescue 07 5527 2444

NSW border, west to Boonah and north to the Logan River ( 24/7 - all wildlife )

link to FB event


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Between July 2015 and June 2016 Arnwood Place Bushcare Group logged 792 person hours, installed and nurtured 1349 plants, removed countless weeds and LOTS of rubbish !

Norman Creek Catchment Coordinating Committee (N4C)
Arnwood Place Project


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