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Sumatran Restorators back to Big Scrub

Two Sumatran rainforest restorers from Rainforest Rescue’s project partner, the Orangutan Information Centre in North Sumatra, have recently completed a 10 day Skill and Cultural Exchange Tour of the Big Scrub area. Darjo Lismaidi and Ahmad Azhari (Ari) work in both wildlife conservation and rainforest restoration and their tour follows an August 2010 visit by[…]

A Beginner’s Thoughts on Madeira Vine

A previous article by Phil Murray in Newsletter 41 described his rainforest regeneration efforts at his Rosebank home adjacent to Coopers Creek. This article takes a personal and whimsical look at his experience with madeira vine as part of that regeneration Our two hectares of rocky and steep rainforest was plagued most obviously by small-leafed[…]

Woodlot and Regen – AGM Farm Visit

The BSL 2011 AGM was preceded by a tour of three properties owned by BSL members Andy and Deidre Plummer. The properties have been the focus of intensive reforestation and woodlot activities under the management of furniture maker and cabinet timber plantation planner, Tony Kenway. After an introductory presentation at the AGM venue Tony led[…]


Food for Thought – Flying Foxes and Bush Regeneration

 A discussion paper on flying foxes and the implications for bush regeneration at their camp sites. By Dr Kristin den Exter, Billie Roberts, Angus Underwood, Dr Len Martin  Introduction Flying foxes are animals of extraordinary ecological and economic importance throughout forests of the tropics, playing an essential role as forest pollinators and seed dispersers (Fujita[…]


The Importance of Small Big Scrub Remnants

 Claudia Catterall and Jo Green are undertaking research into the importance of small Big Scrub remnants. This is a transcript of Claudia’s presentation of her work so far given at the 2009 BSRD The theme of Big Scrub Rainforest Day (BSRD) this year is All About the Big Scrub. I think that’s appropriate, because there[…]

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