3 results for month: 02/2011


Miracle of regeneration

Frances Atkinson - February 10, 2011 http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/tv-and-radio/miracle-of-regeneration-20110209-1amjf.htmlTWO years on and the Black Saturday statistics continue to shock: 173 people died and more than 2000 houses were destroyed.On February 7, 2009, the temperature reached 46.4 degrees in Melbourne, the highest recorded in an Australian capital city. Winds reaching 100 kilometres an hour fanned a fire front reaching a height of 100 metres. But other statistics tell another story. When the 400 fires throughout the state finally burnt out, 90 per cent of Lake Mountain's Leadbeater's possums were dead, 300-year-old mountain ...

Hopes soaring for rare animals

BY ELISA MILLER 15 Feb, 2011 01:00 AM http://www.maroondahweekly.com.au/news/local/news/general/hopes-soaring-for-rare-animals/2075246.aspxTHREE of Victoria's most endangered species - the helmeted honeyeater, Leadbeater's possum and southern brown bandicoot - are being given a helping hand by more than 200 Yarra Ranges landowners under a plan to improve their survival rates.The Habitat Protection and Conservation Program has targeted landowners across the shire and helped them manage and improve habitat and waterways and protect the environment for biodiversity.Project co-ordinator Adam Shalekoff of the Port Phillip and Westernport Catchment ...

Conflict between Wilderness Society and Australian Paper hits cyberspace

by Staff Writer Feb 8, 2011http://www.proprint.com.au/News/247385,conflict-between-wilderness-society-and-australian-paper-hits-cyberspace.aspxThe strained relationship between Australian Paper and The Wilderness Society reached a new low as conflict over paid-for links on Google took the disagreement to cyberspace.According to the Wilderness Society, the two parties have been in discussion for the past five years over Australian Paper's forestry practices, but talks have broken down recently.The Wildnerness Society had bought a sponsored link on Google for the search term 'reflex' as part of its Ethical Paper campaign against the harvesting ...