Rare and threatened plants of the Townsville–Thuringowa
This colourful and informative book is a guide to the 40 rare and
threatened plants in the Townsville–Thuringowa region in
north-east Queensland. Compiled by expert botanists Con Lokkers,
Greg Calvert and Russell Cumming, this book is the result of many
years intensive research by the trio.
Each species is specially protected under state or Commonwealth
environmental laws because of their rarity and/or vulnerability to
extinction. Each plant was subjected to intensive literature
searches, field trips searching for the elusive plant and enquiries
to numerous other specialist botanists acknowledged in the text.
Plants in the book vary from tiny rainforest filmy ferns, to
orchids, shrubs and eucalypts. Many of these species are unique to
this region, and, as such, comprise an important part of the
natural heritage of this region.
This book belongs on the shelf of every botanist, naturalist,
bushwalker, gardener and those with an interest in conserving our
unique natural heritage.
Buy from the James Cook University bookshop see web link below. Or
contact the Coastal Dry Tropics Landcare Inc, details below.
Building capacity in rural Australia
The Role of Extension for Building Capacity - What Works and Why
provides a review of extension in Australia 2001-2003 and its
implications for developing future capacity on behalf of the
Cooperative Venture for Capacity Building. Authors Jeff Coutts,
Kate Roberts, Fionnuala Frost and Amy Coutts address the lessons
that can be learnt and answer the fundamental question of
“what works and why”.
Download the publication through the RIRDC website, link below.
Landholder’s guide to 'gifts that keep on giving'
Landowners will better understand options for protecting their
privately owned land in perpetuity with the recent launch of a new
Gifts That Keep on Giving – a landholder's guide to land
protection and conservation options
provides information about schemes that offer permanent
protection, and offer guidance to landholders wanting to understand
their options for protecting their privately-owned land for future
generations of Australians.
Download the booklet through the DEH website, link below.
Framework to coordinate feral pig control
Threat Abatement Plan for the Predation, Habitat Degradation,
Competition and Disease Transmission by Feral Pigs
(the Plan) sets out a national framework to guide coordinated
actions to contain the spread of this threatening process and
manage the impact on threatened species and ecological communities
as listed under the
Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
The Plan recognises that feral pigs are but one of a number of
other factors that can impact on nationally listed threatened
species and ecological communities and offers five main objectives
are proposed to manage the threat by feral pigs.
from the Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2005.
Download the plan through the DEH website, link below.
Woodlands in decline
Woodlands: A Disappearing Landscape
explains the important role that woodlands play in supporting a
range of native flora and fauna and the ongoing pressure that
grazing and agriculture have placed on it over the past 200 years.
Authors David Lindenmayer, Mason Crane and Damian Michael explain
many key topics in woodland biology with text and images,
illustrating important aspects of woodland ecology as well as
woodland management and conservation.
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
Cost: RRP $39.95
60pp, Colour Illustrations and Photographs, Hardback
For an extract of the book, visit the CSIRO publications website,