NCCARF Climate Change Adaptation Webinar Series

Click here to view the NCCARF Climate Change Adaptation Webinar Series.

Extreme climate events – heatwaves, floods, windstorms and bushfires – can quickly become disasters if communities aren’t prepared. Extremes are how we will feel the climate changing – more so than creeping averages. So how do we prepare for these dramatic events? Join our webinar panel looking at projections of extreme climate in the future, the impacts these events may have on our built environment and communities, and how we can adapt.

Click here to view the NCCARF Climate Change Adaptation Webinar Series.

World Migratory Bird Day – 10th May 2017

This video has been created by a UN Online Volunteer to help better understand how Their Future and Our Future are interconnected and raise awareness on the urgent need for a sustainable management of our resources all around the world – for migratory birds, and for humankind.


World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) was initiated in 2006 and is an annual awareness-raising campaign highlighting the need for the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats. It has a global outreach and is an effective tool to help raise global awareness of the threats faced by migratory birds, their ecological importance, and the need for international cooperation to conserve them.

Every year people around the world take action and organize public events such as bird festivals, education programmes, exhibitions and bird-watching excursions to celebrate WMBD. All these activities can also be undertaken at any time on the year because that countries or regions observing the peak of migrations at different times, but the main day for the international celebrations is 10 May.

What is the least I can do for adaptation?

At a glance

  • Many organisations attempting to adapt to climate change have limited financial and human resources and capacity.  Adapting to climate change is just one more pressure that must be dealt with among many others, creating competition for resources within organisations.
  •  We present here a series of actions that are the least that can be done in terms of adaptation planning, and that require very minimal resources.
  • A good starting point is to use existing information and data (climate change projections, maps, state/local government reports) to understand the broader climate change risk of your area and the potential implications for your business.
  • The principal goal of this low-resources approach is to evaluate the urgency of the situation. Do the risks from climate change present an imminent threat that must be dealt with now, or is it possible to safely delay action into the future?
  • If taking this approach, it is not sufficient to simply gather evidence to support the decision that action can be delayed. It is necessary at a minimum to decide when to revisit the situation to re-evaluate the risks.

Source: Coast Adapt.

CoastAdapt is an information delivery and decision support framework. It is for anyone with an interest in Australia’s coast, the risks it faces from climate change and sea-level rise, and what can be done to respond to those risks.

CoastAdapt contains information and guidance to help people from all walks of life understand climate change and the responses available to manage the impacts. Although there is a focus on Australia’s coastal regions, CoastAdapt also links the user to climate change resources on the NCCARF website and beyond that are relevant to Australia more broadly.

Help plant food trees for koalas and other native fauna – Sunday May 7th

Koala Action Group have organized a tree planting day.

Help plant food trees for koalas and other native fauna.

8.30am 7th May at Helen St (cnr Thorneside Rd) Thorneside UBD 164C15

All are welcome and planting is suitable for all age groups and gardening tools are supplied.

Please wear sun safe clothing, gloves and enclosed shoes.


A morning tea is provided after the planting.

Help in the conservation of our birds

From Birdlife Australia.

Have you visited a Key Biodiversity Area (KBA)? If you have, chances are you love nature and have sought out a KBA for an adventure in the great outdoors.

If you haven’t, it’s possible you’ve been lured to one unawares in pursuit of its rare or special birds.

Like you, BirdLife Australia wants to know more about KBAs and the birds that inhabit them. To do this we rely on our incredible volunteers.

We have a dedicated force of volunteer KBA Guardians checking on the health of their allocated KBA every Easter, and thousands more submitting bird surveys, year round, through our national monitoring program, Birdata.

Currently, we receive bird records for about half of our 315 Australian KBAs, but we’re eager to receive more. This information underpins our conservation actions, interventions, and science-based advocacy.

To help you get started with bird surveys in KBAs, we thought we’d share one in your state we’d love to receive more data from (also a great holiday destination).

Never used Birdata before? Get started here.

WHERE: Wooroonooran KBA (30 min from Cairns)
WHAT: Golden Bowerbird, Chowilla, Victoria’s Riflebird (some of the threatened species you might be lucky enough to see)
WHEN: Year-round
WHY: The Wet Tropics is a small region, and many repeat surveys are needed to detect population trends in KBAs; this information can be used for the ‘State of Australia’s Birds’ report.

You can make a difference to the conservation of our native birds by submitting your bird surveys through Birdata. To inspire you,

check out the Queensland KBA map above, take a look at our interactive map of Australia, or download a map of KBAs within 100km of Brisbane.

Missed the last email? Click here to find out what we are doing in KBAs to save threatened birds.

Annual Glossy Black Cockatoo survey – volunteers needed

Have you seen me? If you haven’t, perhaps you have heard me? Sometimes the only way you will know that I’m around is the quiet clicking you may hear in the Allocasuarinas as I bite open the cones to feast on the tiny seeds.

I am a Glossy Black-Cockatoo and I need your help!

The ANNUAL GLOSSY BLACK-COCKATOO SURVEY is one of the quietest species of cockatoo and most people in the Redlands don’t know that we are home to these beautiful birds. Glossy Black-Cockatoo sightings have been reported on the mainland, North Stradbroke Island and Bay Islands. Unfortunately, it is also one of the more threatened species of cockatoo in Australia and is listed as vulnerable in Queensland.


The Redland Council, as part of the Glossy Black Conservancy, will be conducting its annual survey in the Redlands to assist with the conservation of these magnificent birds and their habitat requirements. We are calling for volunteers to help with the survey event taking place on Sunday, 14th May 2017

To take part in the survey you need to attend An informative workshop to learn about the Glossy Black- Cockatoo and obtain your survey sheets and area.

Workshop dates and times:

  • Wednesday 3rd May 6.00pm to 8.30pm
  • Thursday 11th May 6.00pm to 8.30pm

Workshops are being held at the Redland IndigiScapes Centre, 17 Runnymede Road, Capalaba.

To register for one of the workshops, please contact IndigiScapes on 3824 8611 or email