Articles by Damian Alway (8 articles)

Waanyi Garawa culture camp & biodiversity survey

Bush Heritage, Waanyi and Garawa rangers, Traditional Owners and the Northern Land Council have come together for a week long Biodiversity and Culture Camp on Siegel Creek, deep within the China Wall (Mindibirrina) Ranges in the Gulf Region of the Northern Territory. This was an exciting and happy week with more than 40 people coming together to strengthen culture and survey wildlife. This rugged area provides many hidden moist refuges for… Read more »

Mapping cats at Boolcoomatta

Hi! I’m Emily and I'm a science intern here at Boolcoomatta Reserve in the arid rangelands of South Australia. My primary focus over the next two months is to collect data on the distribution of feral cats here. Read more »

Nantawarrina Indigenous Protected Area - ‘warndu mai’

The Adnyamathanha people are the Traditional Owners of the lands extending from the far north Flinders Ranges in South Australia to Boolcoomatta Station Reserve near Broken Hill. In 1998 the Nantawarrina Indigenous Protected Area (IPA), which covers 58,000 hectares of their land, was the first indigenous protected area to be declared in the country. Bush Heritage Australia has been working in partnership with the Nantawarrina Ranger group to monitor weeds and… Read more »

Tracks in the sand

Since our quarterly newsletter was renamed Bush Tracks staff on the ground have been briefed to keep an eye out for prints to use in the masthead. Ecologist Vanessa Westcott sent these in from our Eurardy Reserve in the mid-west of WA. Can you guess which animal made them? Read more »

Warddeken rock art photo exhibition

During National Reconciliation Week a unique photo exhibition is being hosted in Melbourne at Trinity Grammar in Kew, curated by our partners in the Arnhem Plateau - Warddeken Land Management. Update – the exhibition will show at the following galleries: 6-26 July 2014: Photonet gallery (15a Railway Place Fairfield / upstairs from Beancounters coffee shop opposite Fairfield Railway station) from where it will be opened… Read more »