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NOMINATIONS – Landcare Legends Awards

We reckon the individuals or organisations who make stuff happen on the ground in Landcare or through the Landcare ethic, should be recognised.  That’s why we’re calling for nominations for our Landcare Legends Awards.  To be eligible, the activity must be undertaken in the Queensland section of the Lake Eyre Basin, and the nominee must be a member of a Landcare group or have a demonstrated Landcare ethic.

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There are four categories, and you can nominate here, or read on…


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Grant Funds for Cactus Chemical

If you’re a landholder or local government in the  Desert Channels Queensland, Southern Gulf NRM and South West NRM regions, you can apply for a grant to buy chemicals to treat cactus infestations on your land.  For more information on grant applications, call us on 4658 0600.

Jumping Cholla and other nightmares…

Coral Cactus, Snake Cactus, Rope Cactus, Hudson Pear, Tiger Pear, Prickly Pear and Jumping Cholla!  These are just a few of countless cactus species species that have begun their invasion of Australia’s semi-arid grazing lands.

Bexley Snake Cactus 10Snake cactus on an escarpment near Longreach.




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Our rare, elusive Night Parrot is under enormous threat from the most ruthless and efficient hunter this continent has ever seen.  Researchers estimate there are 15 million feral cats in Australia, each eating up of 23 native creatures (including insects) per night.  If we dial those numbers back to 10 million cats and 10 creatures per night we still get 100,000,000 victims per night, or 36.5 billion per year.  We cannot afford to allow our amazing Night Parrots to become part of those statistics.  That’s why we’re fundraising for humane cat traps to be located around the only known Night Parrot population, smack bang in the middle of our region.  We’re working with Bush Heritage Australia to ensure the survival of this wonderful bird. Please help by donating here.

Feral cat infographic

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Check out the latest Upfront Outback!

Enjoy the archived issues of the Basin Bullet here.