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Why was the Big Scrub Cleared?
December 6, 2017December 7, 2017
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Why was the Big Scrub Cleared?

From an article by Kim Honan, ABC North Coast The Big Scrub was once the largest expanse of subtropical rainforest in Australia, so why was 99 per cent of it cleared? Dr Tony Parkes has answered that question countless times over the last 25 years, and once asked the question himself when he moved onto...

Minyon Quandong New Population Discovery
November 30, 2017December 7, 2017
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Minyon Quandong New Population Discovery

Contributed by Justin Mallee, Project Officer Threatened Species, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. A team of dedicated bush regenerators has recently been working in the Terrania Creek Valley, Nightcap National Park, as part of the Saving our Species (SoS) program. While removing weeds threatening the habitat of the fleay’s barred frog Mixophyes fleayi, they made...

Species in Profile – Fleay’s Barred Frog
August 17, 2017December 7, 2017
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Species in Profile – Fleay’s Barred Frog

One of the amazing species that can be found in the Big Scrub is Fleay’s barred frog (Mixophyes fleayi). The only place in the world where the frogs are found is in northern NSW and across the border into southeast Queensland and these frogs are listed as an endangered species. EnviTE environment have received $100,000...

The Big Scrub Book – Hot off the Press
June 26, 2017September 4, 2017
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The Big Scrub Book – Hot off the Press

Our latest publication The Big Scrub Rainforest – a journey through time has arrived! By the end of August you will be able to purchase your copy from the following locations: Brunswick, Lismore or Byron Visitor Information Centre Nimbin or Lismore Environment Centres Mary Ryan’s Bookshop Byron Bay, Mullumbimby Bookshop, The Book Warehouse Lismore or Bookworms and...

Thank you Green Army
June 26, 2017June 26, 2017
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Thank you Green Army

Our Big Scrub Rainforest is in better condition thanks to the huge efforts of 45 Green Army participants on five teams over the last 2½ years. As Green Army participant Jacob Fiedler said, “It has been a ripper of a time”. Envite Environment Green Army supervisor, Shannon Smedley, who has led four of those teams...

Landholder Survey
June 26, 2017June 26, 2017
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Landholder Survey

Please take 5 minutes to fill in our landholder survey! Landholder Survey Version3_11May_2017. Then return your survey to John Chamberlain (Team Leader: Landholder Relationships – Big Scrub) at info@bigscrubrainforest.org.au We need information from the Survey to help us compile accurate data on and to map more accurately the rainforest remnants and areas of restoration activity...

Species in Profile – Wompoo Fruit Dove
June 22, 2017December 7, 2017
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Species in Profile – Wompoo Fruit Dove

The Wompoo fruit-dove Ptilinopus magnificus is a large, beautiful, rainforest bird that is found across the Big Scrub. The birds do not travel large distances but move around in small, localised areas in search of fruit-bearing trees. They are the largest bird that disperses fruits and therefore play a key role in natural regeneration as...

Donate Now to Remnant Care
June 22, 2017June 26, 2017
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Donate Now to Remnant Care

This year we celebrate 25 years of success. We have delivered 45 projects worth $5,000000 in value, worked on the restoration of 600 ha of remnants and facilitated the planting of 1,500,000 trees which is restoring 300ha of rainforest. The availability of regular government funding that can be accessed for our critically important conservation work...

About the Big Scrub
June 1, 2017December 7, 2017
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About the Big Scrub

Australia was covered with ancient rainforest some 40 million years ago when it split off from the southern supercontinent of Gondwana. As Australia drifted north and the climate dried, the rainforest contracted to the wet tropics, a small are in the moist subtropics and high-rainfall temperate areas, principally in Tasmania. The Big Scrub was the...

About Us
June 1, 2017December 7, 2017
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About Us

Big Scrub Landcare’s mission is to restore and care for our critically endangered rainforest. Founded in 1992, we are one of the largest Landcare groups in the country with more than 400 members and many supporters. We are the voice of the rainforest. We talk to and work with governments, business, private landholders, community organisations...

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