Greater Brixton Street Wetlands

Updates: Bushland Campaigns

Over the past six months, we have highlighted a number of local bushland campaigns aiming to protect urban bushland.  Where are those campaigns now?  There have been some wins, some losses and some still unresolved. What have we won? North Scarborough Dunes under threat – posted January 2019 March 2019 update: the developer has withdrawn […]

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Campaign to save Anstey-Keane continues

In Perth’s south-eastern suburb of Forrestdale is a rare and fragile nature reserve known as Anstey-Keane Dampland.  It is a 311 hectare oasis of heathland, dampland and banksia woodland surrounded by ever-encroaching housing and industrial development. Anstey-Keane is part of the Jandakot Regional Park. Its diverse habitats support a rich and unique variety of plant […]

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No new WA Regional Forest Agreement

The WA Regional Forest Agreement (RFA) signed 20 years ago by Prime Minister John Howard and Premier Richard Court exempted the WA logging industry from Federal environmental laws.  The RFA expires in May 2019. It has been a disaster. As a result, our forests and wildlife, our climate and water catchments, regional communities and sustainable […]

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Lemnos Street Bushland

LOST: The battle to save Lemnos Bushland

The clearing of Lemnos Bushland commenced in early February! The understory has been ripped clean. It is heartbreaking. And utterly despicable. LandCorp has let us down!. They have stopped at nothing to develop Lemnos St Bushland. They have destroyed over half of the remaining linkage between Underwood Ave and Shenton Park Bushlands. And what’s worse? […]

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Blooming Biodiversity

Come to Albany this Spring for ‘Blooming Biodiversity’ the 2019 ANPSA National Wildflower Conference, hosted by the Wildflower Society of Western Australia. The ‘Blooming Biodiversity’ conference starts on Sunday 29 September with a program including presentations, half day tours and conference excursions. Greg Keighery will be the keynote speaker and Professor Stephen Hopper will give […]

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Environment House

Meet Environment House

“Have you been to Environment House in Bayswater? This place is a hive of activity for the environmentally minded person or for anyone wanting to find out how to be one. Their EcoShop has been showcasing products to make sustainable living simple and easy for nearly 20 years. As a result they are at the […]

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Beach not bitumen

North Scarborough Dunes under threat

Welcome to 2019 and thank you to all those who have shown your support for our urban bushland and for UBC. Last month we reminded people: Protecting the environment is an ongoing challenge!  You can see from our articles and campaigns that many precious sites have a long history of being under threat and that success […]

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Lemnos Street Bushland

Battle to Save Lemnos Street Bushland Continues

The Western Australian Planning Commission will let LandCorp develop Lemnos Sreet Bushland! This will fragment, degrade and more than halve this important ecological corridor, unless we can stop them. In making this despicable decision, both LandCorp and the WAPC have ignored their own planning policies, the scientific expert advice and the wishes of the community to […]

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Celebrating our native Christmas tree

As 2018 draws to a close, we are reminded of the beauty of the Western Australian bush by the golden orange flowers of the Nuytsia floribunda.  Go for a walk in your local bushland and enjoy the rich orange contrasting against bright blue skies. You will also find a surprising number of plants flowering strongly […]

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ecological linkage

Great Cocky Count 2018

The 2018 Great Cocky Count was released on 3 December 2018. The Great Cocky Count (GCC) is a long-term citizen science survey and the biggest single survey for black-cockatoos in Western Australia. The GCC was held on Sunday 8 April 2018 and roost sites were surveyed for Carnaby’s, Baudin’s and Forest Red-tailed Black Cockatoos. These […]

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Lemnos Street Bush May Be Saved!

In October we reported that Lemnos Street bush, an important ecological linkage between the two Bush Forever sites Underwood Avenue and Shenton bushlands, was under imminent threat from development. Campaign Update This month the organisers of the “Bush not Bricks” campaign report that they are cautiously optimistic that 75% of the linkage, and most of […]

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Lake views.

Wonderful Wetlands around Perth

Following good winter rains this year, our Perth wetlands are looking healthier than in past years. Therefore, this week we feature three wonderful wetlands areas; in Bayswater, Claremont and Joondalup. Lake Claremont Lake Claremont is an ephemeral wetland. It occurs in a depression within the Spearwood System of coastal sand dunes and is 10 km […]

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