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Protecting and managing habitat

Fences and connectivity
A global collective of renowned scientists has produced a good, if slightly gruesome in its photos, article about the damage big fences do to connectivity across the world.
03/04/2018
Posted by: Keith Bradby
Dingo fence dismantlement could help farmers and the environment
Now here's some thoughts that will stir up discussion and differing viewpoints. But to us its a discussion we need to have.
04/02/2018
Posted by: Keith Bradby
Doesn't get much cuter than this!
This cute snap of a honey possum was captured by Bush Heritage Australia during their fauna monitoring on our Yarraweyah Falls property.
31/01/2018
Posted by: Keith Bradby
High water: How design might help fix the Wheatbelt’s water woes
Agricultural land in one of Australia’s most important rural economies is trapped in a cycle of continuous degeneration. Could the implementation of a more carefully designed and planned landscape ecology prevent catastrophe?
26/01/2018
Posted by: Keith Bradby
Barrier fence under Public Environmental Review
A small win for better environmental process in WA. We welcome last week’s brave decision by WA’s Environmental Protection Authority to undertake a Public Environmental Review (PER) of the State Government’s proposal to extend the current State Barrier Fence (adding some 660kms to thethe old Rabbit Proof Fence from just east of Ravensthorpe to Cape Arid). Royalties for Regions funding for fence construction was jointly announced by the Ministers for
12/09/2016
Posted by: Keith Bradby
Call for comment of Barrier Fence extension
Oh dear! We do try and work to the positive, but . . . The WA Environmental Protection Authority have just called for comment (by 30 June) on whether to formally assess the WA Department of Agriculture's proposal to extend the current Barrier Fence (the 1902 Rabbit Proof Fence) for a further 660kms, so as to totally enclose South-western Australia. Needless to say, it goes at right angles to the
23/06/2016
Posted by: Keith Bradby
CSIRO and Ngadju tackle bushfires in the Great Western Woodlands
Some good recognition for Ngadju traditional knowledge, and for the work the wonderful Suzanne Prober from CSIRO and others have done helping Ngadju document their knowledge. BLOGS.CSIRO.AU 
16/12/2015
Posted by: Keith Bradby
Well done to the Norseman Rural Bush Fire Brigade
With November’s terrible fires now over, and as communities continue to deal with the lasting damage and heartache they caused, we’d like to give our heartfelt congratulations and show our respect to the Norseman Rural Bush Fire Brigade. Only really established this year, as part of the Ngadju Conservation program and under the leadership of David Graham, this was truly a testing time for them. Very well done, all of
13/12/2015
Posted by: Keith Bradby
What a shocker
Despite the local emphasis on firm and decisive 'rapid response' to fires in the Great Western Woodlands, a lightning strike between near Lake Hope, between Hyden and Norseman, has now burnt for almost two weeks, blackening some 120,000 hectares of woodland, heath and mallee. The local teams were on the job pretty smartly, and consider the fire was almost contained within its first four days. They were then instructed to
22/02/2015
Posted by: Keith Bradby