Not only do we want to enjoy our home and the lifestyle it affords we also want to ensure that we do our bit to protect its unique ecology and also the wildlife.
We joined the Land for Wildlife program here in Queensland. This is a voluntary nature conservation program supporting private landholders to protect and enhance native flora and fauna on their property via workshops, field days, conservation activities and quarterly newsletters.
Through this program we have been able to share with like-minded people and also benefitted from the information and resources that are made available. We have since placed a conservation covenant on our property to ensure future custodians also maintain the property in its natural state.
Climate Change is already having an impact on our wildlife as well as many other natural and human systems and poses signiﬁcant risks to human health, ecosystems, infrastructure, agricultural production and communities. Checkout the latest information at:
Did you know that the United Nations proclaimed 2010 to be the International Year of Biodiversity, and people all over the world are working to safeguard our irreplaceable natural wealth and reduce biodiversity loss. This is vital for current and future human wellbeing. We need to do more. Now is the time to act.
While the loss of individual species catches our attention, it is the fragmentation, degradation, and outright loss of forests, wetlands, coral reefs, and other ecosystems that poses the gravest threat to biological diversity.
Forests are home to much of the known terrestrial biodiversity, but about 45 per cent of the Earth’s original forests are gone, cleared mostly during the past century. Despite some regrowth, the world’s total forests are still shrinking rapidly, particularly in the tropics.
Up to 10 per cent of coral reefs – among the richest ecosystems – have been destroyed, and one third of the remainder face collapse over the next 10 to 20 years. Coastal mangroves, a vital nursery habitat for countless species, are also vulnerable, with half already gone.