The important role of birds and bats in rainforest regeneration

The movement (dispersal) of seeds is a crucial part of forest regeneration. The dispersal of seeds throughout the forest increases the chances that seedlings will grow and survive. Also, dispersal allows plants to colonise new areas, including land that has been cleared. Birds and bats feed on fleshy fruits of rainforest plants and disperse the[…]


Big Scrub gets Critical Listing

It’s official – Lowland Rainforest of Subtropical Australia has been listed as a Critically Endangered Ecological Community under the Commonwealth EPBC Act Years of hardwork, persistence and lobbying by our president, Tony Parkes, and our scientific community have paid off; BSL had nominated Lowland Rainforest of Subtropical Australia (LRSA) for this listing in March 2009.[…]