Lyrebird

The Superb Lyrebird, may now be at risk of heading towards extinction after the bushfires blackened over half its habitat.

Lyrebirds are both beautiful and sometimes fierce! They have to be because they’re up against a lot.

Females take four or five years to begin breeding and prefer long-unburnt vegetation, where they lay only one egg each year. And both baby and mum are targets for a whole host of predators, even when the undergrowth is thick and protective.  

Now, with so much of their forest homes burnt, they’re in desperate need of refuge. With the summer fires destroying vital vegetation, lyrebird populations may be impacted for decades.

Please help save birds like this Aussie icon from extinction. We don’t want to have just a 10c coin left to remember them by.

 

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World Environment Day 2020
This year World Environment Day can be experienced “VIRTUALLY”.
The Sunshine Coast Environment Council (SCEC) has put together a three-day program for you to experience right in your own home, without having to touch elbows with anyone!!!
Please go to the website for all the information.  Be adventurous in navigating all the links.
Options are to join the event on Facebook or YouTube.
Don’t forget to watch BIEPA’s little video vignette on the Cane Toad Challenge (Thank you Anita – BIEPA’s lead Cane Toad Buster) and the Healthy Land and Water one as well – BIEPA gets a mention on that. (SATURDAY)
For many years BIEPA has accepted SCEC’s invitation to spread the BIEPA brand with a stall at SCEC’s World Environment Day (WED) Festival held in the Park at Cotton Tree / Maroochydore.
The Annual WED Festival has gained such wide respect throughout South East Queensland and BIEPA along with many stall holders enjoy and mix with the thousands of visitors who attend.  It is always such a wonderful day of learning and celebrating the Wonders of our Planet Earth.
HAPPY WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY
From your BIEPA Management Committee.

 

See the Full Program

Sunshine Coast Invitation
WED Fest 2020 launches online THIS FRIDAY, check out the program below!
To keep up to date with the event please RSVP to our event page or checkout our website here.
This year’s theme is biodiversity – join us from your backyard, balcony or bedroom on June 5, 6 and 7 for an exciting three days of entertainment, innovative ideas, thought-provoking discussion and community comfort.

We look forward to engaging online with you all so mark you calendars and ready your couches to join us for an inspiring weekend to celebrate our beautiful world.

Send us your #natureselfie and #backyardbrag for your chance to be featured!

Thank you to our sponsors Sunshine Coast Council and Queensland Water and Landcarers.

Warm regards,

Natalie Frost
WED Festival Coordinator
E: info@scec.org.au
P: 5441 5747
W: www.scec.org.au

Extinction Nation -Recommended viewing:

VIEW HERE:

https://www.abc.net.au/4corners/extinction-nation/11241318

 

The fight to save Australia’s endangered species.

“It’s about as bad as it can get, without them literally all being dead.” Bird ecologist

Australia boasts a stunning array of unique wildlife. They feature on our coat of arms and they’re placed front and centre in our tourism campaigns. But the reality is, many of our native animals are in danger.

“It’s embarrassing being involved with wildlife, to be an Australian, to have this record of extinction.” Conservation sanctuary owner

Australia has one of the worst extinction rates on the planet and the problem is growing. There are currently more than 500 animal species under threat.

“If we can’t bring ourselves to care…then what about the next thing, and what about the next thing after that? Where’s the end point of that attitude?” Conservation ecologist

On Monday Four Corners investigates how Australia has found itself in the midst of an extinction crisis.

“Our system for protecting threatened species in this country is fundamentally broken.” Conservation activist

There is heated debate over who is responsible and what lengths governments should go to, to save these threatened species.

“It’s not about waving a chequebook at the levels of threatened species. It’s about sensible funding, which we do.” Environment Minister

Four Corners goes into the field with leading scientists and conservation volunteers to document first hand the fight to save these wild creatures. Our camera captures precious pictures of some of these endangered animals.

“It is rare to see them at all but to have posing like that for us was a gift…just wonderful.” Volunteer conservationist

With money in short supply, many rescue efforts are reliant on volunteers and crowd funding,

“If volunteers like us weren’t doing it, it just wouldn’t be done and the animals would be going extinct.” Volunteer conservationist

Ecologists say these species are just as priceless as a work of art and should be protected in the same way.

“You wouldn’t go burn the Mona Lisa because you could. You’d put it somewhere and keep it safe.” Bird ecologist

They warn that species extinction will have consequences for us all.

“We are an interconnected ecosystem. It’s going to actually start having knock on effects to us as well and our society and in a whole range of ways.” Conservation activist

Extinction Nation, reported by Stephanie March, goes to air on Monday 24th June at 8.30pm. It is replayed on Tuesday 25th June at 1.00pm and Wednesday 26th at 11.20pm. It can also be seen on ABC NEWS channel on Saturday at 8.10pm AEST, ABC iview and at abc.net.au/4corners.

 

The meeting is at Sandstone Point Community Centre (behind the IGA).

Tonight Wednesday 19th October 2019

We have compiled the information attached with the best intentions to provide as much factual information as could be found on the subject of seaweed farms.
We sent questions to Ian Tuart, who was a BIEPA Guest Speaker in June 2018 talking on his research into seaweed farms, who took time to answer them for us.  We also read the research studies Ian sent to us.
We recommend you read the Swedish study we have linked.
You may wish to attend this meeting for your own information.
The images below link to the complete documents. 

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POSTER – Seaweed Farm Info night 16_10_19

Exclusive: 

We’ve teamed up with seasoned investigative journalist Michael West to lift the lid on the toxic stranglehold that Big Coal has over our political system.

We didn’t anticipate the scale of what we uncovered: a secretive network behind coal’s dirty power that has infiltrated Australia federal government to its core.

Watch and share to expose, and find out more here: act.gp/dirtypower

Exclusive: we've teamed up with seasoned investigative journalist Michael West to lift the lid on the toxic stranglehold…

Posted by Greenpeace Australia Pacific on Tuesday, 7 May 2019