A consortium of partners and landowners enhancing a critical wildlife corridor
David Rush, Partnership Facilitator, Great Eastern Ranges: Illawarra to Shoalhaven
In 2012, the Illawarra Shoalhaven GER Regional Partnership identified several priority focus corridors where environmental need and social/community capacity overlap.
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Dailan Pugh, Environmentalist and Artist
You know that exercise is good for you, though did you know its health benefits are greatly magnified if undertaken in a forest? Just standing in a forest taking in the view can improve your mood and cognitive function. Even sitting in a chair looking at a photo of the view is good for you.
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Margot Law, Citizen Science Officer National Parks Association of NSW
NPA’s “Who’s living on my land?” is an innovative citizen science project that helps regional private landholders discover what species are on their property. We have trained more than 500 landholders, at 32 regional workshops over the last three and a half years, to survey their land for wildlife with infrared cameras, which we loan out to participants.
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Brian Everingham, NPA Executive Committee and walks leader
Gilbert White used to take gentle walks around his parish of Selborne and often was distracted by the little things about him. Indeed he was known to be found kneeling on the ground, often for hours, exploring the behaviour of such creatures as the simple earthworm. His book, The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne, became an early companion of mine, and an inspiration.
Read More “Connecting People with Nature: a walks leader’s perspective”