Australia has a great parks and reserve system –about 13% of the continent is protected. But these parks and reserves don’t exist in isolation.
Holidays are precious and let’s face it, we all fancy a bit of luxury to indulge our senses in. But for the eco-conscious traveller, the challenge is to find a destination that achieves the balance between luxury and environmentally friendly. The ‘green’ part really needs to be seamlessly integrated into the experience.
Those lucky enough to have visited the World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef will agree that it is a memorable experience. The clear water, colourful corals, fish, sharks, turtles and dolphins are all examples of why this wondrous place has been listed as one of the seven natural wonders of the world, and is touted […]
In Australia we are all too familiar with devastating environmental impacts of introduced species such as foxes, rabbits and cane toads. But did you know that some introduced species may have a relatively minor environmental impact? In fact, some native species can cause more harm than so called “alien” or introduced species. Perhaps we should […]
We have all heard at some time or another that Australia has the worst record of mammal extinctions in history, with many of our unique and vulnerable critters succumbing only years after the first Europeans arrived here. However, the island of Tasmania stands out from this record: it has not lost a single mammal species […]