Posts Tagged ‘central australia

The goanna that was too greedy for its own good

Feb 17, 2014 | Discuss

By Chris Watson (Above: a Sand Monitor in healthier times – Chris Watson) Land for Wildlife coordinator Matt, made a gruesome discovery on one of his lunchtime constitutionals recently. There, by the back fence, was a dead Gould’s Sand Monitor Varanus gouldii, with a reptilian tail protruding from its lifeless jaws. Initially we thought it might have been a snake that had proved too long for the monitor to eat, or eject, and so it might have choked or starved to death. On closer ins...Read more

More consumers looking online for Australian tourism information

Feb 26, 2013 | Discuss

More consumers looking online for Australian tourism information

Sponsored Post A recent Mintel survey showed that seven out of 10 British consumers who booked a holiday in the past year did so entirely online. This is indicative of a worldwide trend that is affecting who is coming to Australia and what means they are using to get here. The travel industry is increasingly becoming a digital entity, with many Australian travel providers now making the leap online. There are many different ways that Australian tourism companies can benefit from online marketing...Read more

Burning Issues 3: A pastoral meditation

Apr 13, 2012 | Discuss

Burning Issues 3: A pastoral meditation

It seems more than mere months ago that the threat of fire – and the reality – almost overtook law and order as the apparently major shared preoccupation of Centralians. Spurts of rain and cool weather spared us a summer as tense and fiery as the Spring was. For that we are all truly thankful, but let’s hope not complacent. In fact, our sudden change in fortunes highlights the biggest problem with dealing with fire in the post-buffel reality of modern Central Australia. Top End seasons are...Read more

A rotten waste?

Nov 09, 2011 | Discuss

A rotten waste?

The spectre of hundreds of camels being shot and left to rot near a major highway in Central Australia has reignited concerns about the waste involved in the ongoing Federal Government-funded cull. Thousands of camels have been culled in the past week near Uluru in the first cull since rains 12 months ago. As reported by ABC news reporter Tom Nightingale yesterday, Government contractors Ninti One are believed to have killed 5,200 camels south of Alice Springs, 500 of them near the Lasseter High...Read more

A walk on the wild side

Sep 17, 2010 | Discuss

A walk on the wild side

“In white man’s times, it’s the best season ever,” proclaims the Alice Springs News this week, quoting Dick Kimber on the subject of his recent trip to the Simpson Desert. Kieran Finanne’s article  puts our amazing wildflower and wildlife season right where it belongs, on the front page of our newspapers. It suggests that the new focus on inland Australia afforded by the rise to power of the three Independents in Federal Parliament should include an awareness of ...Read more