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Order of Australia for Dr. Tony Parkes
June 10, 2019June 10, 2019
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Order of Australia for Dr. Tony Parkes

Big Scrub Landcare President Dr. Tony Parkes has been appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)  for distinguished service to conservation and the environment through the restoration of subtropical rainforest in northern New South Wales. Tony commented “I am delighted that this award recognises services to conservation. I accept this award on behalf...

The Big Scrub Genetic Collections
March 25, 2019March 25, 2019
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The Big Scrub Genetic Collections

Contributed by Robert Kooyman National Herbarium of NSW Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney You might ask why we need to use cutting edge science in restoration, and just what issues are so pressing that they require resolution using genomic tools to maximise the benefits of tree planting. After all, the trees seem to be growing just...

$554,000 for Saving Our Species Big Scrub Project
November 29, 2018December 3, 2018
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$554,000 for Saving Our Species Big Scrub Project

Big Scrub Landcare have been awarded $290,400 under the NSW Government’s Saving our Species Conservation Co-Funding Scheme for a project to conserve and facilitate the recovery of critically endangered lowland subtropical rainforest and its many landscape-managed threatened species. The Big Scrub Foundation and Big Scrub Landcare are providing another $264,000 in cash co-funding, resulting in...