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Big Scrub Restoration – 2016/2017 Achievements
August 17, 2017February 8, 2018
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Big Scrub Restoration – 2016/2017 Achievements

Contributed by Dr. Tony Parkes, President, Big Scrub Landcare Five projects contributed to our continuing long-term Big Scrub Restoration Program in 2016-17: Year 5 of our six-year $250,000 NSW Environmental Trust project titled Rehabilitating/restoring endangered lowland subtropical rainforest Year 1 of our two-year $100,000 NSW Environmental Trust project titled Saving critically endangered lowland subtropical rainforest...

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...

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...