Category Archive: Urban Bushland

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We can win this war on trees

…and you can help. Some of our Councillors are trying to pass a motion that will give open slather to tree removal across the Shire. They are saying that this is necessary because residents are unable to remove “dangerous” tree. THIS IS SIMPLY NOT TRUE. Sutherland Shire already has policies in its DCP to easily …

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Calling all nature-loving filmmakers and photographers

Be part of co-creating an historic film We’re calling on up and coming filmmakers and photographers, who are passionate about about nature, and want to get involved in cocreating a community-driven film about the Royal National Park (RNP) and Royal Reserves. You will be involved in making a film that will form part of a …

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Baird’s bad laws for nature

Leading ecologists say the land-clearing controls in the Native Vegetation Act have prevented more than 1 million animal deaths over 10 years – that’s more than 100,000 native animals who have escaped death each year thanks to the Native Vegetation Act. Read more. Any laws that replace the Native Vegetation Act must strengthen protections for …

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An Important Local Initiative: RNP Video

Many discussions within Sutherland Shire Environment Centre have led it to the conclusion that a worthwhile contribution to arousing public interest in global warming would be to produce a short but incisive VIDEO that would inspire public appreciation of nature and wild places. With a focus on Royal National Park, the video will be 8-10 …

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Save Spring Gully

The Spring Gully Protection Group (a sub-committee of Sutherland Shire Environment Centre) is working to protect 5.6 hectares (14 acres) of pristine bushland in Spring Gully, Bundeena, on the southern outskirts of Sydney. The property, formerly known as the “Boy Scouts’ Camp” borders the Royal National Park – the second oldest national park in the …

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As Nature and Humanity DISCONNECT…

a Disaster Unfolds Unanswered! — and how Pope Francis has startled the world Today we are living in the midst of The Big Metropolitan Boom – which means that two-thirds of humanity’s seven billion people will soon be living (by 2030) in cities that are mostly walled-off from the natural world… It’s a growing disconnect …

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