Topic:
Biodiversity

Sunset frogs in the cool and wet

"I was actually looking for crayfish burrows, and my habit was to feel around with my hands in the peat where there were holes in the ground. Reaching under a small ledge in the peat, I felt something wet walk onto my hand. Instinctively cupping my hand gently, I brought it closer to see."

Eddy and Donna Wajon: Chingarrup Sanctuary

Meet Eddy and Donna Wajon from Chingarrup Sanctuary, the first private property purchased for conservation in the Gondwana Link.

The Western Ground Parrot and me: A story about Brenda Newbey and Western Australia’s rarest bird

The extraordinary efforts of Brenda Newbey and others to identify, locate and protect Western Australia's rarest bird are conveyed in this rich and important environmental history. Work to save the ground parrot continues.

Carol Pettersen: Storylines

This is the compelling story of Carol Pettersen, a Menang-Ngadju Elder. Aunty Carol was born at the Gnowangerup Mission and raised in the bush around Jerramungup with her family, which she describes as “one of the most glorious times of my life”. She has spent much of her life in the Albany area, on her traditional country and her story offers many cultural insights.

Nic Dunlop: The power of citizen science

Meet Dr Nic Dunlop, Coordinator of the Citizen Science Program at the Conservation Council of Western Australia. For decades, Nic has used his scientific knowledge to assist and run citizen science projects, mostly involving birds.

Balijup Farm and Fauna Sanctuary

Listen to current co-owner Alan Hordacre and others describe the important work taking place at Balijup Farm, including the fully fenced Fauna Sanctuary.

Ranges Link: Caring for the Kalgan Valley

Meet some of the key people behind the Ranges Link initiative in the Kalgan Valley, a productive farming area between the Porongurup and Stirling Ranges.

Sylvia Leighton: A passion for ecologically-based farming

Sylvia Leighton is a farmer, landcarer and scientist with a passion for ecologically-based farming

Wendy Bradshaw: A life in landcare and regenerative farming

Wendy Bradshaw farms near Tambellup, and is also a passionate environmentalist who is constantly learning and experimenting with how we can farm better with nature.

Justin Jonson: Leadership in ecological restoration

Listen to Restoration Ecologist Justin Jonson describe his years of work refining the science of restoring habitats and ecological integrity on cleared land.

Woodland of multi-coloured wandoo trees with thick undergrowth

Gen Harvey: Wingedyne Reserve

Listen to Gen Harvey, Landcare Officer at Wagin-Woodanilling Landcare Zone describe what makes Wingedyne Reserve so special.

Twin Creeks Reserve: Community driven conservation

Meet some of the members of Friends of Porongurup Range, an incredibly passionate and dedicated community group who own and manage Twin Creeks Conservation Reserve.

Wayne Zadow: A passion for birds

Wayne Zadow has been an avid birdwatcher for decades, especially around Kojonup where he farms. He has an extraordinary knowledge of bird species, their behaviour and habitat preferences. Wayne is very concerned about the impact of spring burning on nesting birds.

Thick shrubs and bushes with yellow flowering banksia in foreground

Yarraweyah Falls Restoration Project

Yarraweyah Falls is a 100 hectare ecological restoration project that is filling a gap for Gondwana Link, in the highly biodiverse Fitz-Stirling area.

Chris Lewis: An enduring passion for Kojonup’s wildflowers

An interview with Chris Lewis, from the Kojonup Regional Herbarium, on her remarkable 45-year commitment to the plant life of Kojonup.

Restoration ecologist is a man with a mission

Tash Kneebone from The Southerly charts the state of the Great Southern’s environment and goes one-and-one with local restoration ecologist Justin Jonson.

'Eucalyptus Pingrup Pink' Image: Hazel Dempster

Eileen Croxford: Finding ‘Pingrup Pink’

Eileen Croxford was collector of the extremely rare Eucalypt 'Pingrup Pink' - in fact in between first finding it and then going back to the same spot the area had been entirely cleared.

Kath Mathwin: Kojonup roadsides and bush

Kath Mathwin writes passionately about Kojonup landscapes and roadsides of seventy years ago and all that has changed since then.

Woodland of multi-coloured wandoo trees with thick undergrowth

Linking modern science with Indigenous knowledge to care for the land

Robyn Williams from The Science Show interviews Stephen Hopper, Professor of Biodiversity about linking modern science with Indigenous knowledge to care for country.

Entangled nature: The Stirling Range National Park

The history of the Stirling Range National Park - one of the largest reserves within the southwestern Australian global biodiversity hotspot. One of the most species-rich places in Australia and valued as a significant but threatened conservation asset.

A conversation with Jack Williams and Averil Dean: stories about country

An interview with Noongar elders Jack Williams and Averil Dean - stories about country.

Balijup Farm and eco-sanctuary from above

Experience flying above a wandoo woodland canopy. This film features drone aerial photography of the Balijup Farm and Eco-Sanctuary in April 2020.

Birds on the edge: Helping threatened shorebirds

The salt lakes around Cranbrook are a highlight in the Great Southern. This short film showcases community and landholder work to fence and rehabilitate the foreshores of their salt lakes to protect threatened shorebirds, like the Hooded Plover.

Balijup: A jewel in the Gondwana Link

From Green Skills, this film introduces Balijup - a special property in the Great Southern region and a vital link in the Gondwana Link.

Ancient range reveals totems

WENDY BARRETT talks to Vernice Gillies, Larry Blight and Ron Grey about the powerful connections between the Porongurup Range and the Menang people.

Heather’s incredible life on the riverbank

Heather Adams has been a constant presence in the Landcare activities in the Upper Kalgan and Ranges Link for three decades.

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