Roger Lembit, Ecologist
The National Parks of the Blue Mountains, which form the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, have been the site of extensive and unprecedented bushfires, which have raised concern internationally about the status of these parks.
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Author: Peter Robertson and A. John Coventry
Review by Deryk Engel, Director, Lesryk Environmental Pty Ltd
Reptiles of Victoria has been produced by authors Peter Robertson and A. John Coventry as a means to provide both novices and professionals with a logical approach to Keying out that State’s species. The guide documents the 117 recognised reptiles that occur within Victoria, and an additional six that are ‘vagrant’ or introduced.
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David Teather, Emeritus Professor and long-standing NPA member
It’s not surprising that attention on nature conservation in Australia is focused on the 8% of the total land area of the country that is reserved for conservation purposes. But what about the much larger proportion, 54% of the total, that is used for livestock grazing? Smaller proportions are used for other forms of agriculture (4%), and forestry (2%).
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Samantha Newton, Executive committee member, National Parks Association of NSW
The beauty of NSW is not all in the coasts and ranges. There is rare and magic scenery and life in the arid and semi-arid areas of NSW.
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