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Dorothee
Germany

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| 11:17 PM Aug 10 2017

Dorothee

Germany

“Tagesschau” says that four years ago in Sydney (Australia) homeless people build a camp of tents to have at least some home to live. Alas now the court of Sidney decided that these homeless men have no right to build any such thing, that it takes too much space, that it is an aesthetic problem and that this camp thus needs to be dissolved.

| 11:45 AM Jul 08 2017

Dorothee

Germany

“Tagesschau” says that until 2018 Sea Life Sydney (Australia) is going to house some immature flatback sea turtles. Somebody stood by their nest and wanted to capture them on the beach before they could reach the sea. It can be safely presumed that his plan was to sell them illegally. The species-inappropriate treatment he gave them now resulted in these turtles having to be nursed back to health before they can be reintroduced to the wild – which is going to be in 2018.

| 11:32 AM Jul 08 2017

Dorothee

Germany

Just so you see what could happen if just enough people abandon their cats and dogs: Local conservation organisations received orders from the government to rid French Polynesia’s Acteon & Gambier island groups of invasive mammals like cats, dogs, rats, mice and feral pigs and they succeeded in doing so; five of six targeted islands are now confirmed as predator-free. People in Europe or North America now may say they live in an area with a less fragile eco-system where abandoned dogs and cats can’t do that much harm. Fragile or not, but these two continents also have birds that lay their eggs on the ground or cubs that can’t outrun fast predators like cats. My source is the US-”IUCN”.

| 12:46 AM May 20 2017

Dorothee

Germany

>The Aussie news show “Radio New Zealand News” says that the invasive climbing spindleberry now was spotted near Matakana (Auckland). Decades ago it was a popular garden plant, but then some seeds somehow made it into Australia’s wilderness where these plants usually grow up so high they block the sunlight for native plants – which then of course die. Nevertheless experts discourage people from destroying these plants. Instead they should call an expert on the elimination of pests. People will even be paid recompensation by the Aussie government for doing so.
>The Aussie news show “Radio New Zealand News” says that one week ago a Swedish hunter went missing on a hunting trip near Fox Glacier. Now there is evidence he may be still alive, but lost somewhere in the upper parts of Regina Creek.
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I know I used to have an extra rubrique for the critically endangered hairy – nosed wombat and I also know that they don’t live in rainforests. Since I had to spare some space again and since they at least are to be found in the same country – Queensland – I just decided to remove the photo of this animal and to remove the information under this photo:
“http://www.wombatfoundation.com.au/” and “http://www.wildlife.org.au/wildlife/speciesprofile/mammals/northern_hairy_nosed_wombat.html” belong to two organisations that give you the chance of getting involved in the protection of the 110 more or less remaining individuals.
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I just didn’t want my first post under this photo to fall into oblivion, so: This photo shows a part of the rainforest in Queensland.
If you want to know more about the rainforest there and maybe even want to help, you should visit this website:”http://www.arf.net.au/”.

| 08:47 AM Feb 04 2017

Dorothee

Germany

This month’s sample of the monthly magazine “GEO” says that Australia’s rainforest is home to the deadliest taipan in the world. Many people entering this forest for example for poaching, for the wood or to grow plantations there already got killed encountering the Australian taipan.