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Post by Rbjustme on Tue Nov 10, 2015 3:28 pm

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Post by Members Posts on Thu Nov 12, 2015 3:28 pm

I watched a documentary last night on the ABC, about Macquarie Island, located half way between Tasmania and Antarctica. The Island was first discovered in the 1800's and was deemed as a hell hole, but still they settled there.

Pests and foreign animals were introduced to the Island by the settlers, and fur seals, elephant seals, penguins and and any other species were all but eradicated by hunting, which led to the Island becoming brown and barren.

Today, the Island has undergone a massive transition thanks the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife department, combined with the Australian Antarctic division. And extensive pest eradication program has but almost eliminated the introduced spices and the plants and wildlife are returning.

The Island is now green, wildlife numbers of the previously eradicated local birds and animals are increasing, and still have a way to go, but the newborn numbers are increasing each year. This story is certainly a change from what we hear in today's news. :-D

The link below is a slideshow of the wildlife on the Island, the slide show will play the pics automatically.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-11-13/spring-on-macquarie-island/5889758

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Post by Members Posts on Thu Nov 12, 2015 3:28 pm

It takes a lot of work to put stuff back the way it was, Australia is just too big to ever do it on the mainland, but congrats to those who worked so hard for Macquarie Island. When I was in the West, cane toads were already at Kununurra, and that was 3 years ago.



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Post by Members Posts on Thu Nov 12, 2015 3:29 pm

That is fantastic! Slowly but gradually things are changing, but there is still mega miles to go.



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Post by Rbjustme on Sun Nov 15, 2015 2:25 pm

Young Penguins on Macquarie Island, the reason we need to put things back the way the were.



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Post by Rbjustme on Thu Nov 26, 2015 10:31 pm

The forest man....A short documentary. A man with common sense, he has planted all this himself, which goes far beyond the political policies of conservation in the world today. Just plain common sense achieves far more than political blindness. The effective solution to Co2 emissions!
Brilliant.  Serious man


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Post by Peacekeeper on Fri Nov 27, 2015 6:16 pm

The Forest Man is pretty smart for an uneducated person. I noted also the great diversity of his plantings, which lead to a "proper" forest, rather than the huge plantations you sometimes see. He is truly a marvellous example of how people should live, in harmony with nature instead of constantly trying to make a quick buck. Goodonya Forest Man may your life influence the politicians and greedy merchants of this poor struggling world. Thanks
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Post by The Ghost on Sat Nov 28, 2015 10:27 am

An elderly gentleman, (retired scientists) Once said, not so long ago, if 1 billion people in the world, (that's not many on the scale of things), were to plant one tree each, Co2 emissions would be drastically reduced in a relatively short time.

All the experts laughed at him.
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Post by Peacekeeper on Sun Nov 29, 2015 5:59 pm

I remember Bob Hawke saying that Australia would plant 10 million trees, wonder what happened to them? He also said no Australian child would be living in poverty - yeah right Bob!
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Post by Rbjustme on Mon Nov 30, 2015 2:06 pm

Bob Hawke had his heart in the right place and felt for the less fortunate people as he grew up not having money or luxuries that others had, and like most other politicians have, so he knew what it was like to go without.

Like most politicians when they gain power their policies change, or their priorities are rearranged or just dropped, not necessarily through their own choices. In this case, Keating saw to this, eventually totally destroying the Labor party and led to what it is now.

Anyway back to the topic. Very Happy

I see that there are now many organisation throughout the world that are taking on the task of replanting trees on large very scales, the only thing left to do in this case is to stop greedy developers developing land at the rate that it is happening. Serious man

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