News: Environment

Hamilton Zoo gets Zoo and Aquarium Association recognition for animal welfare practices

Hamilton Zoo has been recognised for its commitment to animal welfare by a world-leading accreditation programme that assesses welfare in zoos and aquariums. The Zoo and Aquarium…

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Jan 14, 2021 Attractions / Environment /

 
 

Over 100 endangered White’s Seahorses born at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

Over 100 endangered White’s Seahorses have recently been born at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium - marking a successful start to the second year of the White’s Seahorse…

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Jan 13, 2021 Attractions / Education / Environment /

 
 

Department of Conservation considers restricting national park numbers during peak times

New Zealand’s Department of Conservation (DoC) is considering restricting the number of people who can enter popular national parks at peak times. Even without international…

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Jan 11, 2021 Environment / Parks / Recreation / Tourism /

 
 

Victorian Government takes urgent action to protect the platypus

With the platypus now officially a threatened species and listed as vulnerable in Victoria, the State Government is taking urgent action over its protection. Many platypus populations in…

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Jan 11, 2021 Environment /

 
 

Tablelands Regional Council signs up as reef guardian

Tablelands Regional Council signs up as reef guardian Following its signing up as a Reef Guardian Council for the next four years, Tablelands Regional Council - joins other councils in…

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Jan 11, 2021 Environment / Tourism /

 
 

Environmentally-friendly lawn mower used in Christchurch sport venues and parks

Christchurch City Council is using a new electric battery powered Mean Green ride-on lawn mower to cut the grass in Hagley Oval, and its parks and Botanic Gardens. Unlike most ride-on…

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Jan 11, 2021 Environment / Parks / Sport / Venues /

 
 

Rehabilitation work continues on endangered Blue Gum High Forest

Rehabilitation work on 2.8 hectares of the critically endangered Blue Gum High Forest continues at Castle Hill’s Heritage Park. Less than 5% of this rare forest – consisting…

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Jan 10, 2021 Environment / Parks / Recreation /

 
 

Study reveals Ningaloo Coast’s significant boost to Western Australian economy

A Deloitte Access Economics study has revealed the World Heritage listed Ningaloo Coast contributed an additional $110 million to the Western Australian economy last year. The study,…

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Jan 10, 2021 Environment / Finance / Parks / Recreation / Tourism /

 
 

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