Many changes have occurred in the Australian landscape since European settlement, resulting in changes in the natural environment. Our landscape has been transformed into a mosaic of land uses, with an abundance of pasture and artificial watering points.
This has given rise to well documented challenges in managing introduced pest species, including feral goats and deer, but also resulted in the prevalence ‘impact-causing native animals’, including highly-abundant western grey kangaroos.
It’s National Volunteer Week (16-22 May) so what better time to shine a light on environmental volunteering in South Australia? Here’s a run-down on what they do, why they do it, and how you can do it too.
Sustainable water use is a balancing act, requiring careful management between ensuring ample water to sustain water-dependent ecosystems, while providing enough to efficiently support agricultural, industry, social and cultural needs.
Help is at hand for land managers recovering from the impacts of high rainfall and flooding across the state’s northern arid lands, Eyre Peninsula and Kangaroo Island, with expert advice available from South Australia’s landscape boards and the Department of Primary Industries and Regions (PIRSA).
To celebrate World Wildlife Day (3 March) we’re putting the spotlight on work being done by landscape boards and their amazing partners to conserve threatened native fauna across South Australia.Here we feature one species from each of the nine landscape regions, all of which are listed as threatened under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.