Recently I went into Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary to do my next interview on Koalas.
Koalas don't have very good sight but excellent hearing and smell. Believe it or not their fur is water proof! Koalas communicate by nose sniffing. A Koalas diet consists entirely on gum leaves which are poisonous to most other animals but not Koalas because they have a specialised digestive system for these leaves.
Koalas are classified as vulnerable. Their threats include habitat destruction, feral animals, domestic dog attacks, getting hit by cars as well as disease. Humans have cleared 80% or even more of Koalas habitat!
To learn more about Koalas and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary's role in helping to save them please watch my interview below.
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I am excited to announce that I am now the City of Gold Coasts Naturally GC Ambassador. This morning with Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate we officially launched the new 2016-2017 NaturallyGC program. This program is run by the Gold Coast City Council and has over 800 free and low cost nature based activities from tree planting to guided bush walks to nature photography. These activities aim to help reconnect people with the amazing Gold Coast environment as well as help restore this precious environment. It is so import to connect people with nature, especially kids because if people haven’t experienced nature they won’t want to help save it. As the ambassador of this program I will be doing blogs about some of the NaturallyGC events. Believe it or not the Gold Coast is Australia’s most biodiverse city. Many people underestimate the amazing biodiversity right on their doorstep. It is wonderful that NaturallyGC lets people appreciate our amazing local enviroment. If you are interested in doing some of the events put on by NaturallyGC you can download the program booklet here or get a copy from your local Gold Coast library. So I encourage everyone to take part and support these events, there is definitely something for everyone.
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Climate Change is one of the world’s greatest environmental issues. The world’s reefs are under threat and a huge reason for this is Climate Change. We have all heard about the mass bleaching event that has recently happened on the Great Barrier Reef because of Climate Change. Polar Bears are the first animal to be listed as endangered mainly for this threat. The ice in their home is breaking up making it a lot more difficult for them to hunt their prey. Sea Turtles are dramatically affected by Climate Change because the temperature of their nest determines the gender but with heat increasing more are becoming females with not as many males. Eventually there might not be many males to mate with causing less genetic diversity. Recently the Bramble Cay Melomys, the Great Barrier Reefs only endemic mammal has been declared extinct because of Climate Change.
On July 1st and 2nd, Gecko will host the Climate Change for Good Conference. It is all about how climate change will affect the future of the environment and our lives as well as how we can help stop this issue. There will be many great guest speakers. To learn more about this event visit http://climatechangeforgood.com.au/.
There are simple everyday things we can all do to help battle climate change:
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