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Eltham copper butterfly

This is an information sheet on the Eltham copper butterfly ('Paralucia pyrodiscus lucida') with description, distribution, habitat, host plants and images. The information sheet is available as a PDF for download.

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Threatened Victorian non-marine invertebrates

This is an information sheet that names the 46 species of invertebrate listed as threatened in Victoria under the 'Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988'. It also provides information about the threats to them, including habitat loss.

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Rehabilitation on North Stradbroke Island

Find out how miners plan for and carry out revegetation of sand mining sites. This is a PowerPoint presentation that shows the pre-mine surveys, planning, plant propagation, dune re-profiling and maintenance work carried out by Consolidated Rutile Limited (CRL) in rehabilitating land on North Stradbroke Island, Queensland, ...

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Rehabilitation of a mine site

Find out how the landscape is repaired after open-cut mining. This is a PowerPoint presentation showing rehabilitation work carried out at the Ensham open-cut coal mine in central Queensland. The slides are predominantly pictorial and illustrate the processes of planning, removal and stockpiling of overburden, mining, surface ...

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Hillside erosion: how to stop it

Find out what is causing erosion of the hills in a local area, and how this damage can be prevented. View this clip called 'Willunga Hills are falling down', created by young reporters from Willunga Primary School, South Australia. The clip was developed as part of the ABC Splash Live 'Making the news!' project, which featured ...

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Protecting exposed lake beds during drought

Visit the Lower Lakes near the mouth of the Murray River in 2009. Step onto the dried-out lake floor and watch what the wind does to the sand. How can planting rye grass help to stop erosion and to control a toxic environment in the mud beneath the sand? Find out in this clip.

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Can coral reefs survive?

Coral reefs are one of the world's most diverse ecosystems and they're often called the 'rainforests of the oceans'. Find out where the world's coral reefs are concentrated and why they are so important for marine life, the coastal environment and people. Also discover some of the threats to coral reefs around the world.

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Why are coral reefs important?

Coral reefs contain a high biodiversity of marine life and they're vital natural assets for coastal communities and cultures. In this clip you will hear from a panel of scientific and community experts as they discuss the importance of coral reefs to billions of people around the world. Discover some perspectives on the ...

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Beyond the Aral Sea's shrinking shore

The Aral Sea was once the fourth-largest lake in the world. However, since the 1960s it has been shrinking due to environmental changes caused by humans. In this clip you will discover that the scale of the environmental impact in this region extends well beyond the retreating shoreline.

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The Old Man and the Inland Sea, 2005: 'I'm telling you the law'

This clip shows Norman Hayes Jagamarra walking through the mullocks of the opal mines around Coober Pedy talking about how he and the old people used to search for opal, and how many 'whitefellas are getting greedy' and taking too much opal. The mined landscape is shown, including a working noodling machine. Jagamarra uses ...

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Biodiversity - sustaining living things - unit of work

This unit of work is designed to help students investigate the biodiversity of a chosen site in their local area (eg school grounds, wetlands, woodlands). Then, with the knowledge that human actions affect wildlife, they develop an action plan to increase the biodiversity in their local community.

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Diet of barking owls, 'Ninox connivens': dataset

This article from an academic science journal reports on the breeding season diet of barking owls ('Ninox connivens'). The article includes a data table showing details of the diet of a family of barking owls located in Armidale, New South Wales. The table contains information about the weight of a number of species of ...

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Diet of the barn owl, 'Tyto alba': dataset

This article from an academic science journal reports on the diet of the barn owl ('Tyto alba') near Lake Frome in arid South Australia. The article includes a data table showing details of the diet of the barn owl at three sites in arid north-eastern SA. The table contains information about the weight of a number of species ...

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Lumholtz's tree kangaroo in a zoo, 1987

This is a colour photograph of a Lumholtz’s tree kangaroo looking at the camera from the branches of a tree.

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Forest clear-felling, c1905

This is a black-and-white photograph from a silver gelatin dry-plate glass negative, titled 'A Forest Clearing', taken by the photographic studio of Charles Kerry and Co, Sydney, about 1905. The image shows a forest in the process of being cleared through clear-felling. Two men are shown standing in the midst of trunks ...

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'Around a gum tree', 1949 - asset 1

This is an excerpt from a black-and-white documentary film entitled 'Around a gum tree', narrated by Wilfrid Coad Thomas. The film as a whole features different species of gum trees and their different environments with comment on aspects of Australian life, and was made under the auspices of the Shell Film Unit in 1949. ...

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Leadbeater's possum

This is a colour photograph of a preserved Leadbeater's possum ('Gymnobelideus leadbeateri'). It is a museum specimen. The long bushy tail, large eyes and ears are displayed in the image.

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Baw Baw frog

This is a colour photograph of a preserved Baw Baw frog ('Philoria frosti'). It is a museum specimen preserved in a transparent container. Museum cataloguing labels are visible.

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Numbats, 1996: Baby numbats

This clip shows Dr Tony Friend, principal research scientist at Western Australia's Department of Conservation and Land Management (CALM) at Dryandra Woodland, WA. He is shown with a numbat that he has fitted with a radio collar as a way of monitoring the population. Footage of numbats is followed by Dr Friend examining ...

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Loggerheads, c1990: Forest justification

This clip shows environmentalist Bill Mollison explaining why he believes it is important to conserve Australia's forests. Mollison, a former timber industry worker and now a leading advocate of permaculture, argues that forests create soil, purify the air and play a vital role in the water cycle and the prevention of drought. ...