Biodiversity Bites - Saving the Song of the Regent Honeyeater
Business of Biodiversity
by NSW Saving Our Species
8M ago
The regent honeyeater (Anthochaera phrygia) is a critically endangered species of bird that has lost about 90% of their preferred woodland habitats to farmland. There are now less than 350 birds left. Their decline has had a significant negative impact on the greater ecosystem. People are going to great lengths to help protect them, but it’s not easy. Finding these elusive birds is like finding a needle in a haystack - not only because of the small number but also because they are becoming ‘masters of disguise’. Tune in to learn more about regent honeyeaters, why they are so endangered and wha ..read more
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Biodiversity Bites - The Butterfly Effect - Purple Copper Butterfly
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by NSW Saving Our Species
8M ago
One of Australia’s rarest butterfly species is taking the spotlight in this episode. Sadly, it is endangered partly due to its Goldilocks tendencies - it needs everything to be just right to survive. The purple copper butterfly (Paralucia spinifera) is a small butterfly with a thick body, and a wingspan of only 20-30 millimetres.  Join us as we learn about this intriguing species and how its survival depends on a particular food source and a mutualistic relationship with an unassuming ally. We must help protect this unique species, for butterflies are not only beautiful, but they play a c ..read more
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Ep 16: Conservation Journey - Innovation at Taronga Zoo and beyond
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by NSW Saving Our Species
9M ago
Tackling environmental problems such as biodiversity loss and climate change requires an open mind, lateral thinking and innovative solutions.  It's not always easy. It can be challenging to know how to take your first step towards incorporating biodiversity-friendly practices in your business or everyday life. This episode delves into how organisations, both well-established and fledgling, use innovative thinking on their conservation journeys. Join us as we travel to Taronga Zoo and see the transformation it has gone through from purely a tourist-based enterprise to a conservation platf ..read more
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Biodiversity Bites - Beach-nesting birds: Share the Shore
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by NSW Saving Our Species
10M ago
A 2021 study estimates that there are about six birds for every human on the planet. Despite this statistic, in summer, millions of people flock to the beaches, far outnumbering the tiny amount of beach-nesting birds also using this space. There are over 600 bird species in NSW, but only six beach-nesting species, including the Hooded Plover. Join us in this short episode to learn about this delightful bird. Only a handful of Hooded Plovers are left in NSW, listed as Critically Endangered under the  New South Wales Threatened Species Conservation Act, 1995. Find out why Hoodies are more t ..read more
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Biodiversity Bites - Batting for Bats
Business of Biodiversity
by NSW Saving Our Species
10M ago
One of the most widely misunderstood creatures, bats, unfortunately, have a bad rap. This episode will dispel some common misconceptions about bats. We’ll learn fun facts and the usefulness of these cryptic creatures. Of 34 bat species in NSW, there are 18 that are listed as threatened or extinct. Threats for these bats include habitat loss, human activities and climate change. Tune in to see what’s happening with these bats, why we want to help them and how you can get involved to aid in their protection. Links to get involved: Bats in Backyards - tiny.cc/sosbatsinbackyards National F ..read more
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Ep 15: Sustainability in Supply Chains to protect biodiversity
Business of Biodiversity
by NSW Saving Our Species
10M ago
Sustainability is a buzzword and a concept that has been around for decades. Businesses have recognised the importance of running their enterprise with minimal negative impact on the environment, community and society. In this episode, we will dive right into where many of these processes start - at the sourcing end of supply chains. Supply chains are inherently complex, creating challenges in identifying, measuring and tracking the sustainability of the process. However, some new market-led, science-based global frameworks are enabling us to get closer to achieving ambitious sustainability g ..read more
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Biodiversity Bites - Slug Sleuth - The Giant Pink Slug
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by NSW Saving Our Species
11M ago
It’s big.  It's slimy. It’s fluorescent pink. Join us as we slip into the world of a Giant Pink Slug. Slugs don't have a great reputation and are known by many as unwanted garden guests. But they are misunderstood molluscs, which play a crucial role in our environment. In this episode, we’ll explore the benefits of slugs and learn about the 'poster boy' slug of them all - the Giant Pink Slug. Despite its flamboyant colouring, this unique slug was only discovered a few years ago. It is part of a threatened ecological community in NSW of 11 snails and one slug - found nowhere else on earth ..read more
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Building drought resilience for threatened species
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by NSW Saving Our Species
1y ago
When we think of drought, what often comes to mind is the impact on farmers and the food and fibre they produce, but what about the broader impact on native plants, animals, and their habitats? Hear from three people who are working to bring back biodiversity and profitability to build resilience in the face of drought.   Guests featured: Professor David Lindenmayer – landscape ecologist and conservation biologist, ANU College of Science Jaymie Dawes – Program Manager, Community and Partnerships, East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority Jillian Staton – Landowner and farme ..read more
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Biodiversity Bites - The Green and Golden Bell Frog
Business of Biodiversity
by NSW Saving Our Species
1y ago
“It’s not easy being green.”  - Kermit The Frog. Why are frogs important? What is putting frogs at risk?  Welcome to our first Business of Biodiversity ‘bite’. This is a short, bite-sized episode that draws you into the wild world of the Green and Golden Bell Frog. It is listed as endangered under the New South Wales Threatened Species Conservation Act, 1995. Discover how these beautiful, endangered creatures are like fortune tellers - giving us a glimpse into the future of what’s happening in the environment. Tune in to appreciate how these frogs help humans, wildlife and ecosystems ..read more
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Ep 13: Valuing Biodiversity: A holistic approach
Business of Biodiversity
by NSW Saving Our Species
1y ago
Can we, or should we, put a dollar sign on nature? Should we put a price on water, carbon, forests, and air? If so, what would this accomplish and how would it be done? In this episode, we look at valuing nature and biodiversity. #Biodiversity, and the ecosystems that stem from it, provide invaluable benefits to our everyday lives, yet it’s often not fully recognised or appreciated. But there is hope. The United Nations has recognised that the economic valuation of biodiversity is crucial for our health and well-being, and there are organisations undertaking this critical work. So how do we go ..read more
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