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Frogs

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Incredibly diverse, colourful, endlessly fascinating, and cute and squelchy, frogs are sadly threatened in many parts of the world. Tag anything frog related here!

Christmas Island Pipistrelle

Chsitmas Island Pipistrelle by Dr Lindy Lumsden
The Christmas Island Pipistrelle,  Pipistrellus murrayi , has not been declared extinct under the EPBC Act but the species has not been heard or sighted since a team of researchers was sent to Christmas Island in 2009.

Threatened Species in Australia

Threatened Species in Australia (Pictured: Leadbeater's Possum, Quokka, Powerful Owl, Glossy Black Cockatoo, Barred Galaxias, Yellow-bellied Glider, Growling Grass Frog, Giant Freshwater Crayfish)

Australia is facing a biodiversity crisis, over 500 species are listed as threatened under the Federal Environmental Preservation and Biodiversity Conservation Act.

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Tarkeeth State Forest

Tarkeeth by Howling Infinite
​The Tarkeeth is located on Gumbaynggirr country, between the Bellinger & Kalang Rivers, in the Bellingen Valley on the Mid North Coast of NSW. Biodiversity in the region is currently subject to clearfelling, slash and burn logging.

Glossy Black Cockatoo

Glossy Black Cockatoo by Maureen Goninan

The Glossy Black-Cockatoo, Calyptorhynchus lathami, is the smallest of the five black-cockatoos. Populations have declined, with local extinctions and range contraction mainly caused by habitat clearing.

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Aboriginal Australia

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Exploring the culture, language and history of Australia's original peoples. 

Melbourne

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Our organic partners in Melbourne are located in Elsternwick, South Melbourne, Prahran and Surrey Hills. We also partner with the Australian Natural Soap Company and accommodation and tour operators around the city. Echo Active Members save 10% on all items bought in-store or online from our business partners.

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The Tarkine

Arthur River, Ted Mead
The Tarkine, in North West Tasmania, is the second largest unbroken patch of cool temperate rainforest in the world. Visit the Tarkine Experience the Tarkine's majestic rainforests with a  guided walk by Tarkine Trails

Rewilding

Trophic Cascades via Wikimedia

Rewilding is large-scale conservation aimed at restoring and protecting natural processes and core wilderness areas, providing connectivity between such areas, and protecting or reintroducing apex predators and keystone species.

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Powerful Owl

Powerful Owl via Coal Point Progress Association

The Powerful Owl, Ninox Strenua, is Australia's largest owl. It lives mainly in tall, humid forests but can also be found in semi-arid areas.

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Quokka

Quokka by @cambojones2020

​The Quokka, Setonix brachyurus, dubbed "the World's Happiest Animal", is a small marsupial, about the size of a domestic cat, found on some smaller islands off the coast of WA and in the state's South West.

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Mossy

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For all things mossy

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Helmeted Honeyeater

HeHo by David Hack

The Helmeted Honeyeater, popularly known as the HeHo, is Victoria's bird emblem. HeHos live in swamp forests in Victoria's East and are critically endangered, with a wild population of only 150.

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Growling Grass Frog

Growling Grass Frog by Tereza T via Wikipedia
The Growling Grass Frog, Litoria Raniformis , once widespread around Victoria now exists in isolated pockets in the greater Melbourne area and South-West, Central and Eastern Victoria.

Save Tanglefoot

Stop Logging Now - Save Tanglefoot

​​This freshly logged coupe in Toolangi, Victoria includes patches of cool-temperate rainforest, an ANU monitoring area and is just 200m from the Tanglefoot car park, a tourist destination that connects with popular walking trails. It's also very close to the Kalatha giant, an iconic 400 year old Mountain Ash gum. 

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Riding for the Great Forest

Great Forest Rider

Riding for the Great Forest is an open ended grass roots cycling campaign, highlighting the majesty of the central highlands of Victoria. Its mission is to raise the profile of the proposed Great Forest National Park by getting out and about it on a bicycle. 

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Mountain Pygmy Possum

Mountain Pygmy Possum by David Hack

The Mountain Pygmy Possum is Australia's only hibernating marsupial. It lives in Victoria's highlands and spends 6 months of the year hibernating and the rest frolicking in the high plains. 

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CASSE & the Steady State Economy

CASSE & the Steady State Economy

​The steady state economy is the main alternative to the present system of endless economic growth that is destroying our planet. CASSE, the Centre for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy, advocates for the adoption of sustainable policies to stabilise global population growth and consumption.

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