Restoration

Western Australian Christmas Tree - Nuytsia floribunda

Top 12 Species of Christmas

“On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…”

You might be familiar with the holiday song “The 12 Days of Christmas,” but we are putting a spin on the old classic here at Carbon Positive Australia with the “12 Species of Christmas.”

We think these 12 native species sum up the holiday season for various reasons.

COP15: Biodiversity’s time to shine

Australia is one of the 17 megadiverse countries, which means our species are unique and found nowhere else on this Earth. Yet the five-year ‘State of the Environment’ report released in July laid bare that our natural environment is deteriorating due to increasing pressure from climate change, habitat destruction, invasive species, pollution, and resource extraction.

Nature Positive, Carbon Positive Solutions

Achieving a Nature Positive world involves halting and reversing current trends of ecological destruction that affect biodiversity. Preserving our flora and fauna plays a significant role in combatting climate change. A loss of one species, whether plant or animal, can significantly impact other species, including us as humans, and have devastating impacts to our environment.

kaarakin conservation centre & The Endangered Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo

In 2014, we assisted Kaarakin Conservation Centre in planting 38 hectares of the Banyowla Regional Park with native species known to be essential to the feeding, breeding, and roosting cycles of three endangered cockatoo species. We might be experts in biodiverse plantings, but we are not orinthologists, so we met with Sam Clarke, Animal Management & Education Officer, to discuss all things cockatoos.