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Back from the Brink - The Podcast

Mar 19, 2021

Episode 13 takes us on a journey into the ocean. Sharks after often feared creatures, but are all of the more than 1,000 species of sharks and rays, deserving of such a bad rap? For the Scalloped Hammerhead and other species of hammerhead shark, dispelling myths and misinformation is vitally important if we are to...


Mar 4, 2021

Episode 12 celebrates the week that saw World Wildlife Day take to the social media platforms. While the United Nations' focus this year was on the importance of global forests and forest wildlife, we too dive into a story of one of our own forest-dwellers here in South East Queensland. The stunning Richmond Birdwing...


Feb 12, 2021

Episode 11 looks at a subject very close to home. Koalas are one of those icons of Australia that are inextricably linked with our national identity. However, while we marvel at Koalas in captivity or in books, their wild populations are experiencing a massive decline. Will the notion of wild Koalas be but a token of...


Feb 5, 2021

Episode 10 takes a look at the impacts the 2020 bush-fires had on our most secretive Aussie mammals. The Greater Gliders, now split into 3 new species (Petauroides volans, P. armillatus and P. minor) are obligate hollow-dwelling gliding marsupials closely related to possums but distinguished by a special flying membrane...


Dec 21, 2020

Episode 9 is about pandemics. A topical issue of 2020, disease pandemics have affected not just our human communities, but those of plants too. Belonging to the Myrtaceae plant family, the Angle-stemmed Myrtle (Gossia gonoclada) is thought to have always been a rare tree. But since 2010, the Angle-stemmed Myrtle along...