April 2016 Newsletter

April 20, 2016 at 1:19 pm, Category: Featured, Newsletter

The April 2016 RIAWA Newsletter has now been issued and is available for download below:

April 2016 Newsletter

CSIRO Publishing also has a few new releases of interest:

“Perth Plants: A Field Guide to the Bushland and Coastal FLora of Kings Park and Bold Park”

“Pilbara Seed Atlas and Field Guide: Plant Restoration in Australia’s Arid Northwest”

 

User Comments

  1. David Venning

    On June 15, 2016 at 9:11 am

    I would like to draw your attention to the following released by Bird Life Australia as a comment on the State Governments proposed Green Growth Plan:

    “A 50% drop in the Carnaby’s population in Perth and Peel could occur under a proposed so-called Green Growth Plan.

    This plan will cost Carnaby’s 50% of their known habitat in this region.

    A false claim has been made that the plan is the “absolute best opportunity” for the Carnaby’s survival. But how can this be true when the plan proposes:

    * Destroying 14,100 hectares of native feeding habitat – including beautiful jarrah and banksia woodlands

    * Razing 8,500 hectares of a vital food source for Carnaby’s at the Gnangara pine plantation

    * And a paltry 5,000 hectares is proposed to replace this lost habitat at an unspecified future date?

    Carnaby’s numbers are already dropping by 15% a year. How much longer could they survive if they lose 50% of their habitat in Perth and Peel?”

    http://birdlife.org.au/documents/SUB-Green-Growth-Plan-Jun16.pdf

    This is of serious concern and reflects on the on-going urgency to implement appropriate revegetation projects across the Swan Coastal Plain to assist in providing enough habitat for this iconic species which is protected under Federal Government Legislation.

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