It’s World Environment Day this Sunday!

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Jun 032016
 

Hi everyone

It’s World Environment Day this Sunday!

World Environment Day was established by the United Nations in 1972 and is celebrated on the 5 June each year.  The theme for this year’s World Environment Day is “Go Wild for Life” which encourages you to celebrate all those species under threat and take action of your own to help safeguard them for future generations.

The illegal trade of our wildlife is having a devastating impact on the future of so many of our planet’s precious animals and plants. There is a desperate need to change our habits and behaviours so that the demand for wildlife products falls. You can help by actively demonstrating zero-tolerance for the illegal trade in wildlife. Collectively we can push governments and internationals bodies to introduce tougher laws and penalise those willing to break them.

Sign the pledge at:

https://wildfor.life/act

For more information about World Environment Day, go to:

http://www.unep.org/wed/

Source: World Environment Day, United Nations Environment Programme, http://www.unep.org/wed/,

Let’s make World Environment Day a special day by taking action to help stamp out illegal trade in wildlife products!

Many thanks

Lila

Resource Management Specialist,

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A national survey on Australia’s iconic animals and plants.

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Apr 302016
 
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What do you know? 

Can you tell the difference between a Crimson Chat and a Red-capped Robin? Which is more endangered, a Yellow-footed Rock Wallaby or a Red-finned Blue-eye? Are ferals or bushfires a bigger threat to Australian native plants and animals?

You’ll find questions like these, plus the answers and some fascinating fun facts, in this quick and easy survey.

Your responses will help Bush Heritage understand just how much the community knows about our amazing Aussie species. This will help us to work better together to protect our wonderful plants and animals.

Thank you,

Dr Jim Radford
Science and Research Manager
Bush Heritage Australia
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Beneath the Blue – the marine life of Sydney’s east

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Jun 192012
 

Discover some of the amazing marine creatures that live around Sydney’s eastern suburbs. This visually stunning presentation will look at the common as well as some rarely seen and newly discovered animals. From sharks and rays to the tiny pygmy pipehorse, you might be surprised by just how diverse and unique our local marine life is. Presented by underwater cinematographer, George Evatt.

When: Thursday 21 June, 6.45–8.30pm
Where: Community Room at the Margaret Whitlam Recreation Centre, Waverley Park

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Gardening in harmony with native wildlife workshop Saturday, 2 June.

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May 252012
 

Date: Saturday, 2 June. Time: 9 am–11 am
Presenters: Kim Strong and Brigette Sharp from WIRES.
Place: Randwick Community Organic Garden, Paine Reserve, Corner Rainbow and Botany Streets, Randwick
RSVP by 31 May: Jessica Perini perini.jessica@gmail.com
Cost: Members of garden free. Friends of the garden $10. Non-members $20 to be paid on the day. Please bring correct change.
Topics: Introduction to WIRES • What native birds, mammals, reptiles and frogs live in urban environments? • Why should we protect native wildlife? • Types of habitat • Plants to attract wildlife • Wildlife solutions to issues in organic gardens (snails, rats, bountiful insects) • How to protect fruit trees (and native wildlife) • And so much more!

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