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Clear waters of upper Baffle Creek
Clear waters of upper Baffle Creek flow past mat rush Lomandra longifolia and riparian rainforest, central Qld., Australia. Baffle Ck is last major coastal river system in Qld with intact gallery forest, & unregulated by dams, weirs, where fish can migrate freely upstream to breed. CQ73.1s, horizontal CQ46.6s
coastal estuary of  Baffle Creek 
Mangrove and gallery rainforest lined coastal estuary of Baffle Creek, central Queensland, Australia. Baffle Ck is last major coastal river system in Qld with intact gallery forest, floodplain wetlands & unregulated by dams, weirs, or barrages, allowing fish to migrate freely upstream to breed. CQ74.17s
Boggomoss wetland on the floodplain of the Dawson River 
Forest Red Gum trees Eucalyptus tereticornis and a variety of sedges crowd a Boggomoss wetland on the floodplain of the Dawson River upstream of Nathan Gorge wilderness area, Central Queensland. Natural artesian springs, boggomosses are oases of moisture in a seasonally dry landscape which support rare wetland fauna, and plant associations with species hundreds of kilometres west of their normal range.6x9cm CQ13.2e
Rainforest logger in West Kalimantan Rainforest logger in West Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo, benefits from foreign investment in logging of equatorial forests by employment and training, but resource use needs to be sustainable and value-added for community to benefit long term.6x4.5cm duplicate I14.11e 
open eucalypt woodland with Gum-topped Bloodwood 
Sun sets and moon rises over open eucalypt woodland with Gum-topped Bloodwood Eucalyptus erythrophloia as it has for centuries. Though extensively cleared elsewhere, the natural cycles will continue here in the Goonderoo Bush Heritage reserve, near Emerald, Central Queensland, Australia. CQ31.3s
red gums beside Coopers Creek 
Cooper Creek, Channel Country, SWest Queensland, Australia, where it forms by confluence of Thomson & Barcoo Rivers, only place in the world where two rivers form one creek. River Red Gums Eucalyptus camaldulensis line the banks, freshwater fish breed in the snags below, and waterbirds breed in floodplain swamps. Proposals to pump water from it for broadacre cotton irrigation caused public outcry, as water flow in this arid region is insufficient for irrigation and protection of natural values.6x9cm SW23A.3e
Dawson River at Nathan Dam site 
Old growth Teatree Melaleuca linariifolia and Mat Rush Lomandra sp. in the riparian forest beside the Dawson River, Central Queensland, at the 315.3km site of the controversial proposed Nathan Dam. The riparian forests and woodlands along this wild stretch of the Dawson River (immediately upstream of Nathan Gorge wilderness area) provide important wildlife corridor habitat, but are threatened with being drowned for a distance of about 70km. The site pictured would be buried beneath the proposed dam wall.6x4.5cm CQ18.9e
riparian forest beside the Dawson River 
Old growth Coolibah tree Eucalyptus coolabah, teatrees Melaleuca linariifolia and Mat Rush Lomandra sp. in the riparian forest beside the Dawson River, Central Queensland, near Taroom. The riparian forests and woodlands along this stretch of the Dawson River provide important wildlife corridor habitat, but would be drowned for a distance of about 70km if a dam were built upstream of Nathan Gorge. CQ61.2s
migrating fish trapped below dam wall 
Freshwater fish, Boney Bream Nematolosa erebi, stranded in the concrete footing of Glebe Weir, a river regulating structure on the Dawson River, one of Queensland’s major inland rivers, during a minor flood. Freshwater fish migrate upstream during such “freshes” to breed in the floodplain wetlands, and obstacles compromise the maintenance of their populations. CQ29.14s
Seagrass monitoring, Hervey Bay 
Research and monitoring of seagrass cover on the interdital flats of Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia. Seagrass is vital habitat for fish and endangered dugongs, but is vulnerable to die-off from pollution, sedimentation. Hervey Bay suffered mass dugong mortality after floods destroyed seagrass beds, so volunteers now monitor beds. CQ79.6s
Landcare volunteers removing declared pest plant Mother of Millions 
Landcare volunteers removing declared pest plant Mother of Millions Kalanchoe tubiflora (syn. Bryophyllum tubiflorum) from beachfront public bushland at Agnes Water, central Queensland, Australia. Landcare groups are volunteer community groups formed to repair widespread land degradation depleting the productivity and biodiversity of the Australian landscape. Mother of Millions is an introduced succulent which spreads vegetatively and overruns large areas of bushland in Qld, NSW. CQ50.7s
Prawnfarm construction in wetland area 
Prawnfarm under construction in estuarine wetland, Baffle Creek, central Queensland, Australia. Aquaculture may alleviate fishing pressure on wild populations but the industry is gaining a reputation as destroyers and polluters of sensitive estuarine wetlands worldwide, expanding into coastal Queensland before industry guidelines are established. CQ52.10s
Rare Acacia 
Dry low open-woodland of the rare Acacia ammophila in Lake Bindagolly National Park, outback southwest Queensland, Australia. This beautiful acacia (no common name), is only found in two small areas around Lake Bindagolly and Adavale. Only the Lake Bindagolly population is protected, but only old trees exist - young saplings are grazed by stock from adjoining pastoral leases and feral animals.6x9cm SW23.22e
Restricted, recently described Livistona nitida palm grove, Nathan Gorge 
Restricted and only recently described Livistona nitida palm grove beside Downfall Creek, Nathan Gorge, Central Queensland, Australia. The proposed Nathan Dam which threatened the gorge, has been moved upstream in deference to the gorge’s natural & cultural values, but now threatens the same plant communities, unique wetlands & cultural features over a much larger area upstream. CQ59.12s
Rodd's Bay foreshore near Hummock Hill Island 
Looking across Rodd's Bay to Eurimbula National Park, (Rodd's Peninsula section), between Bustard Head and Hummock Hill Island, inshore of Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Capricorn Section, Central Queensland, Australia, with Stilt-rooted Mangrove Rhyzophora stylosa in foreground. Mangrove wetlands and Great Barrier Reef waters in the Hummock Hill Island area are important natural heritage sites supporting endangered species such as Dugong and Loggerhead Turtles.6x4.5cm CQ27.4e
Poached birdwing butterflies, Irian Jaya 
Poached birdwing butterflies Ornithoptera for sale by a black market dealer in Manokwari, Irian Jaya (Indonesian West New Guinea), caught in the Arfak Mountains. Sustainable butterfly farming is being establshed to protect wild populations. I75.9s
Banding a migratory sandpiper 
Bird bander measures a Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola in Java, Indonesia, on bird's migration route to Australia from Siberia, to track movements of individual birds, and separate races, subspecies by measurements. Many migratory shorebirds are caught by villagers while migrating across Java to Australia, and research is needed to determine sustainability.I67.17s
Grass  
Grass "bald" of Alang Alang Imperata cylindrica which colonises low-fertility soils after tropical rainforest is cleared or burned, breaking nutrient cycle. Agriculture soon fails, creating waste land. Tanjung Puting NP, Centr. Kalimantan (Borneo), Indonesia. I70.14s
Clearing Kalamantan rainforest 
Bulldozer driver in West Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo, benefits from foreign investment in logging of equatorial forests by employment and training, but resource use needs to be sustainable and value-added for community to benefit long term. I73.4s
Wildlife research in Indonesia 
Ornithologists survey migrating shorebirds in Java, Indonesia, on the bird's migration route to Australia from Siberia, to track movements and populations. Many migratory shorebirds are caught by villagers while migrating across Java to Australia, and co-operative research is needed to determine sustainability.I66.19s
Log dump beside Kalimantan river 
Riverside loggers camp amid tropical lowland peat-swamp forest, Sekonyer River, Central Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo. With few roads, riverside lowland forests with wet season access are exploited first, habitat of Orang Utan, Proboscis monkey.Heavy poaching is now occuring, since political power shift in Indonesia. I72.21s
Floating rainforest logs to port downriver, Kalimantan 
Rafts of rainforest logs transported down river, Sungai Matan, West Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo, soporific week-long journey on river current to estuary port. 10 000 km2 of primary rainforest are clearfelled or logged each year in Indonesia alone, now increasing. I73.9s
Raising orphaned Orang Utans, Camp Leaky 
Young Orang Utan and attendent at Camp Leakey Orang-Utan rehabilitation centre. This and other young Orang Utans have been rescued from the black market and are being gently re-introduced into their natural habitat in the Borneo rainforest. I72.7s

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