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Hi All, Many of you will be interested in Redmap, an innovative citizen science project called that aims to track changes in marine species in different parts of Australia.  This is  great way for everyone to contribute their observations on unusual species sightings to a well managed database and website. Best wishes, Mark Redmap,  the Range Extension Database and Mapping project, invites Australian fishers,
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New Sea Search Manual

Sea Search_Screen Dear All, I am very pleased to be able to forward to you the recently completed Sea Search Manual that has been developed to assist our volunteers and staff in monitoring within marine protected areas in Victoria.  This publication is also accessible on Parkweb at http://parkweb.vic.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/602279/Sea_Search_Manual.pdf This is a guide to a wide range of monitoring activities all of which contribute to
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Mangroves can cope with sea level rise by increasing soil height

Dear MANGROVE, Mangroves can cope with sea level rise by increasing soil height 30-Jul-2013 A new report by The Nature Conservancy and Wetlands International shows that mangroves can adapt to rising sea levels by building up soils in some locations, allaying fears that mangroves may be lost as sea levels rise. This is important because mangroves provide risk reduction services against coastal hazards such
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Mangrove Resources and Videos

Hi everyone Dear All I have forwarded on a link to a video on mangrove restoration from the Mangrove e-mail list. This may be of particular interest to staff involved in (or aware of) mangrove restoration works in Western Port. Cheers  Steffan http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gI5cKbGJMRk&feature=c4-overview-vl&list=PLF1x8-08t_vQ1TeXakM21J5UmRMn6OJ3-   FYI Mangrove info also relevant for Barwon River. There has been, and potentially could be more, interest in this area
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National Day of Climate Action – 17th November

Dear Friends We’ve got a fight on our hands. On Tuesday, the Abbott Government took their first steps towards making Australia the first nation in the world to scrap its carbon price and clean energy laws – tabling legislation to dump the carbon price, scrap billions of dollars of investment in renewable energy and axe the authority which sets our pollution reduction targets. This
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Nature’s Voice October 2013

Just eight more sleeps to go until our big event, Shine a Light for Parks at the Prom. We’re hoping to get at least 1000 people to Wilsons Prom to show their support for parks, so if you can come we’d love to see you there. This edition is again chock-full of stories, good and bad, about what’s happening with our natural environment, so enjoy the
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New Version Of Barwon Bluff App

The latest version of the Barwon Bluff App available from the Apple App Store is the downsized version, which has lower resolution images but is much smaller in size and so can now be downloaded over the 3G (or whatever) network. This means that anybody can download the App from anywhere.If you currently have the larger version on your phone I would suggest you
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IUCN – Monthly Update (October)

IUCN helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges. It supports scientific research, manages field projects all over the world and brings governments, non-government organizations, United Nations agencies, companies and local communities together to develop and implement policy, laws and best practice. Click here to view newsletter  online. READ MORE Oceans in peril An international panel of marine scientists, including
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Climate Action – Sunday 17th Nov.

Join us at Treasury Place at 11:00 on Sunday 17 November to turn up the heat on Climate Action > Yesterday the Coalition received a reality check from Australia’s independent umpire on emissions targets – the Climate Change Authority. The Authority’s draft report says that Australia’s current five percent emissions reduction target is no longer a credible response to such a critical global challenge.
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Drinks Wednesday 6 Nov

Hi All, First Wednesday drinks this week at Beach House 7.30pm. Please come along and enjoy a drink with us and discuss any project or topic you wish. Hope to see you Cheers  Faye   – Regards Faye Connors Convenor Barwon Heads Sustainability Group Sub Group of Barwon Heads Community Arts Garden Inc. Mob. 0417 518 685