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  Conservation in Australia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Australia is one of the most biologically diverse countries in the world, with a large portion of species endemic to Australia.
Conservation is vital for future study and for field research to be undertaken, and because biological richness is an unmeasurable aesthetic that may be developed into commercial recreational attractions.
A key conservation issue is the preservation of biodiversity, especially by protecting the remaining rainforests.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Conservation_in_Australia   (746 words)

 National Trust of Australia :: Conservation
Conservation is one of four Departments at the National Trust Centre at Observatory Hill, Sydney.
Conservation encompasses Bush Management Services which is a contracting arm which undertakes Bush Regeneration projects as well as management plans and training, Archives and Library, Listing, Advice and Advocacy and Tax Deductible Appeals.
Although conservation of places owned and/or managed by the National Trust of Australia (NSW) may be carried out with advice from Conservation direct responsibility is held by the Museums and Properties Department which can be contacted on +61 2 92580126.
www.nsw.nationaltrust.org.au /conservation/default.asp   (215 words)

 Biodiversity Hotspots - Southwest Australia - Conservation Action
A total of about 38,000 km², 11 percent of the land area in Southwest Australia, is under some form of official protection, virtually all of it in IUCN categories I to IV.
Southwest Australia represents one of the best opportunities for long-term conservation among the hotspots because of its relatively low population density.
The Western Shield Program, run by the Department of Conservation and Land Management, is working to bring at least 13 native fauna species back from the brink of extinction by controlling introduced predators, the fox and feral cat.
www.conservation.org /xp/Hotspots/australia/conservation.xml   (465 words)

 Conservation Volunteers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Conservation Volunteers Australia welcomes everyone with a love of the outdoors and an interest in the environment.
Conservation Connect is a dynamic new way of connecting people to environmental projects.You can search for volunteer opportunities across Australia and find the project that best suits your interests and availability.
Conservation Connect is the result of Conservation Volunteers Australia and Toyota Australia working in partnership with the aim of connecting more volunteers to environmental projects across Australia.
www.conservationvolunteers.com.au /volunteer/conservation-connect.asp   (118 words)

 Biodiversity Hotspots - Southwest Australia - Overview
The forest, woodlands, shrublands, and heath of Southwest Australia are characterized by high endemism among plants and reptiles.
The primary cause of habitat loss in Southwest Australia has been agricultural expansion, which is accentuated by extensive fertilizer use.
The Southwest Australia Hotspot occupies some 356,717 km² on the southwestern tip of Australia, in the state of Western Australia.
www.biodiversityhotspots.org /xp/Hotspots/australia   (353 words)

 Visiting: Conservation Volunteers Australia
Australia is one of the most diverse countries on the planet.
Conservation Volunteers Australia is Australia's largest practical conservation organisation working to protect the unique Australian environment.
Conservation Volunteers Australia was founded in 1982 in Ballarat.
www.amonline.net.au /visiting/whatson/display.cfm?event_id=206   (160 words)

 Conservation jobs Australia
Conservation jobs Australia – If your profession is Conservator in accordance with the Australian Skills Classified Occupation (ASCO) 2549-11 then you are currently in demand by employers in Australia.
If you are looking to work and travel in Australia and are under 30 (inclusive) years of age, you may be eligible to take a one year Working Holiday in Australia.
Conservation jobs Australia- If your profession is Conservator as described above then you are currently in demand by employers in Australia.
www.visabureau.com /australia/jobs/conservation-jobs-australia.aspx   (496 words)

 Botanic Gardens - Seed Conservation Centre
The implementation of efficient conservation strategies for native plant species is essential to stem the rapid loss of biodiversity throughout Australia.
Of South Australia's 3,500 native vascular plants, over 800 are considered to be threatened in their natural environments, if no actions are taken to secure their future.
The Botanic Gardens of Adelaide Seed Conservation Centre was established to contribute to the conservation of South Australia's threatened flora, using ex situ (outside natural environment) methodologies and integrating these collections with the State's in situ (within natural environment) conservation programs.
www.environment.sa.gov.au /botanicgardens/seed_conservation.html   (942 words)

 Conservation Employment Australia
Conservation Employment Australia is a free noticeboard serving the materials conservation community in Australia and the
Conservation Employment Australia is not an employer and unfortunately
Conservation Laboratories in Australia and the Asia Pacific Region
www.geocities.com /conservationemployment   (140 words)

 Australia Zoo - Tiger Conservation
These units are rapid response teams (five in total at present), that conduct regular patrols in the forest, as well as investigate reports of poaching etc. The TCPU can often remove dozens of snares on a single patrol and have come across animals that are still caught in them – both dead and alive.
At the request of FFI, Australia Zoo's head veterinarian, Dr Jon Hanger traveled to Sumatra to conduct a workshop on the use of the drugs and equipment that had been included in the packs.
Australia Zoo is very grateful to one of our partners in conservation, Fujifilm, for their very generous donation of six top of the range digital cameras.
www.australiazoo.com.au /conservation/conservation/giles_report.html   (1368 words)

 Adventure Travel Program - Australia Conservation
Starting in one of nine gateway cities you can perform conservation work throughout Australia as you move along to other gateway cities of your choice.
Conservation work may include: planting trees, tagging flora and fauna, preserving reiverbeds and trail maintenance to name a few.
We invite you to join the i-to-i community of dedicated volunteers aged 18-80 who are working on community development, building, teaching, and conservation projects across the globe.
www.adventuretravelabroad.com /listingsp3.cfm/listing/2118   (620 words)

 Butterfly Conservation South Australia
It was first introduced to Australia in Melbourne in about 1937, and within six years had spread itself throughout non-tropical Australia.
It could only settle in Australia once the milkweed or cotton bush (Asclepias/ Gomphocarpus spp) plants were introduced by the first settlers, as these plants are their main larval food source.
The Common Eggfly (Hypolimnas bolina nerina) is a vagrant nymph butterfly from the northern parts of Australia, feeding on lesser joy weed (Alternathera denticulata) and sida (Sida rhombifolia).
users.chariot.net.au /~rgrund/bcsa.htm   (1985 words)

 International Student Volunteers
The Standard ISV Australia Program is four weeks in length and consists of a two-week Volunteer Work Project and a two-week Adventure Tour within Australia.
Participants traveling to Australia may also choose a Customized ISV Program and select an additional Volunteer Work Project within Australia, extending their Program to a total of six weeks.
The goal of these projects is to conserve native animals in a relatively natural setting.
www.isvonline.com /australia.html   (1409 words)

 CSU Guide to Australia - Geography
Conservation Volunteers Australia, is Australia's leading practical conservation organisation with more than 2000 conservation projects across the country each year.
Australia benefits from meteorological and related sciences and services; and 3.
Native Fish Australia is a volunteer organisation that is open to anyone who cares about the well-being of Australia's native freshwater fish and the rivers, streams and other waterways that they inhabit.
www.csu.edu.au /australia/nature.html   (909 words)

 Australian Marine Conservation Society - Home
The Australian Marine Conservation Society is a national, non-profit organisation whose mission is to protect the health and vitality of Australia's coasts and seas.
We provide leadership on a wide range of issues throughout Australia including marine parks, fisheries, threatened species and land-based pollution.
If you care about our sea life, join us and make a real difference to marine conservation in Australia.
www.amcs.org.au   (131 words)

 Frogs Australia Network - Conservation
Frog populations are declining in Australia and around the world.
Find out what different community groups are doing to help conserve the frogs in their local areas.
Scientists and the Government are working together in a range ways to ensure the survival of some of Australias most threatened frog species.
frogsaustralia.net.au /conservation/index.cfm   (147 words)

 Home -- WWF-Australia
Sydney: turn your lights off for one hour at 7.30pm on 31 March 2007 for Earth Hour and help WWF reduce our greenhouse gas pollution by 5%.
The past six months have been a time of major conservation achievements for WWF.
Years of effort have yielded important breakthroughs, including Nepal's historic decision to transfer the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area to community management, and the tri-national agreement between Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands to better protect the endangered leatherback marine turtle.
www.wwf.org.au   (221 words)

 Department of Environment and Conservation (Western Australia) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Department of Environment and Conservation is a department of the Government of Western Australia that is responsible for implementing the state's conservation and environment policies.
It was formed on 1 July 2006 by the amalgamation of the Department of Environment and the Department of Conservation and Land Management (CALM).
The DEC is also responsible for the highly successful wildlife conservation project Western Shield.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Department_of_Environment_and_Conservation   (159 words)

 The John Sinclair Trust for Conservation
John Sinclair, one of Australia's leading nature conservationists, has lead the fight to save Fraser Island since 1971 when he founded the Fraser Island Defenders Organisation.
John was instrumental in organising and participating in the efforts of conservationists and the Bunuba people to stop a dam on Bandrarl Ngadu (the Fitzroy River).
His work for conservation in Australia, extends from the regional to the State where he headed the Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland for a number of years and the national scene where he served as a prominent councillor of the Australian Conservation Foundation for 14 years.
www.sinclair.org.au   (1034 words)

 Biodiversity home page
National Strategy for the Conservation of Australia's Biological Diversity
The National Strategy for the Conservation of Australia's Biological Diversity provides the framework for protecting Australia's biodiversity.
The National Objectives and Targets for Biodiversity Conservation 2001-2005 was produced to augment the National Strategy and sets objectives and targets for ten priority outcomes for the Australian Government, States and Territories to achieve.
www.deh.gov.au /biodiversity   (133 words)

 SSRN-Conservation of Australia's Historic Heritage Places by Productivity Commission
The Commission was asked to examine the policy framework and incentives for the conservation of Australia's historic built heritage places.
The Commission also considers that negotiated conservation agreements should be used for obtaining extra private conservation where the existing systems would impose unreasonable costs on private owners.
This should be achieved by providing owners with an additional right to appeal statutory listing which occurs during their period of ownership on the grounds of unreasonable costs.
papers.ssrn.com /sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=925774   (236 words)

 Australia Zoo - Conservation - Projects
Steve Irwin and his Australia Zoo team, in partnership with Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) and the University of Queensland (UQ), are making monumental strides in the field of crocodilian research and conservation.
Through programs such as Crocs in Space, International Crocodile Rescue, not to mention the Irwin family’s long-time involvement in trapping and relocating rogue crocodiles for the QPWS, we are fighting at the frontline in the battle to save the Saltwater Crocodile, and all crocodilian species, from persecution and eventual extinction.
The Australia Zoo wombats have the best life of any captive wombat anywhere in the world.
www.australiazoo.com.au /conservation/projects   (765 words)

 The Nature Conservancy in Australia - Australia Nature - Australia Conservation - Australia Environment - Australia ...
Gondwana Link is a visionary effort by six grassroot Australian partner organizations to reconnect and restore a 620 mile swath of native bushland.
The Conservancy is exchanging skills and expertise with Australian conservation organizations in the hopes of making a significant difference in a country that still has so much natural heritage to preserve.
The Conservancy announces that it will administer one of the largest conservation gifts in Australia’s history—a $10 million challenge grant from philanthropist David Thomas.
www.nature.org /wherewework/asiapacific/australia   (161 words)

 Conservation Volunteers
A safety management system designed for community groups in practical conservation.
In Australia or overseas, CVA offers amazing conservation holidays in destinations including Tasmania's Wilderness, Montague Island (NSW), Costa Rica, South Africa and California.
If you are a volunteer here in Australia you can search and book into any of 2000 conservation projects.
www.conservationvolunteers.com.au   (207 words)

 A Revolving Fund for Biodiversity Conservation in Australia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Revolving Fund purchases lands with conservation significance, places a covenant on them specifying the allowable and prohibited activities that can be undertaken on them, thus ensuring the future maintenance of the identified conservation values, and resells the lands to a sympathetic private owner whose use of the lands will be bound by the covenant.
The regained capital is then used to finance the purchase of further lands, which again have a covenant placed on them before resale to sympathetic purchasers and the process is repeated again.
The success of the Fund relies largely on its ability to recapture all or most of the original capital purchase cost for the lands, and to pass on responsibility for land management to owners who are committed to a conservation ethic.
www.oecd.org /LongAbstract/0,2546,en_2649_34285_2077100_1_1_1_1,00.html   (247 words)

 The Wilderness Society - Australia
The Wilderness Society is a community-based environmental advocacy organisation whose mission is protecting, promoting and restoring wilderness and natural processes across Australia for the survival and ongoing evolution of life on Earth.
Dr Switkowski, chair of the nuclear inquiry panel, admitted that nuclear reactors would need to be close to markets - meaning cities - and would need to be located along rivers or the coastline, because they consume large amounts of water.
He said that large areas of Australia are geologically suitable for a high-level deep geological waste dump.
www.wilderness.org.au   (1167 words)

 Volunteer in Australia, Australia Volunteer, Volunteer Australia, Volunteering in Australia, Australia Volunteer ...
Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the end of your stay in Australia.
You should enter Australia with an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) or a Special Program 416 Visa if you are also participating in our Work and Travel Australia program.
Conservation Volunteers Australia membership and T-shirt or wildlife guidebook.
www.workingabroad.org /volunteer/volunteer_australia.html   (386 words)

 Queensland Conservation
We have been working to protect, conserve and sustain Queensland's environment for more than 35 years.
The objections relate to the significant greenhouse gas emissions that will be released into the atmosphere as a result of the extraction, transportation and use of coal from the new mine.
During the recent State election campaign Queensland Conservation brought together the Queensland Farmers Federation, the Queensland Tourism Industry Council and the Queensland Council of Social Service to discuss the impacts of Climate Change on their respective sectors.
www.qccqld.org.au   (654 words)

 Birds Australia Atlas of Australian Birds
Following publication of the The New Atlas of Australian Birds, the Atlas is now in its ongoing phase where it continues to grow as one of the most important environmental databases in the world.
Atlas data forms the basis for research such as The State of Australia's Birds.
This is a new web site devoted to the Atlas where atlassers can enter new data and gain feedback about their surveys and sites.
www.birdsaustralia.com.au /atlas   (237 words)

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