RURAL AND REGIONAL NEWS AND ARTICLES

Indigenous fire practice protecting biodiversity

  • December 12, 2018
  • FENCiT
Traditional Indigenous burning practices are protecting plant biodiversity in Australia’s Gibson Desert, according to University of Queensland research. A University of Queensland study analysed how environments dominated by flammable spinifex...

Extensive knockdown of feral pigs

  • December 11, 2018
  • FENCiT
Local Land Services have successfully carried out an extensive knockdown of the feral pig population in the western Riverina, following a targeted aerial shoot. The aerial shoot, which resulted in...

Invasive species and habitat loss our biggest biodiversity threats

  • December 11, 2018
  • FENCiT
Invasive species and habitat loss are the biggest threats to Australian biodiversity, according to new research by the Threatened Species Recovery Hub in partnership with The University of Queensland. Lead...

Agricultural sector confidence showing early signs of recovery, but drought…

  • December 6, 2018
  • FENCiT
Much-needed rains have finally fallen over some of the country’s drought- affected regions, but seasonal concerns continue to hang over the outlook for Australia’s agricultural sector, the latest Rabobank Rural...

Opportunity to make your property more sustainable through property planning…

  • December 5, 2018
  • FENCiT
Western Local Land Services is calling for expressions of interest (EOI) from landholders that want to participate in an upcoming property planning program that will assist in making their properties...

Sugarcane fire toll grows

  • December 3, 2018
  • FENCiT
Sugarcane growers in Queensland are starting to count the cost of a week of bushfires, some of which are still burning close to farming areas. An estimated that 800 hectares...

Floodplain harvesting strategy - upcoming community consultations

  • December 1, 2018
  • FENCiT
The NSW Government has commenced public exhibition of the draft floodplain harvesting monitoring and auditing strategy and announced community meetings in Moree, Narrabri, Narromine, Bourke and Sydney next week.Water users...

NSW Regional Forest Agreements signed off

  • November 30, 2018
  • FENCiT
The Australian and NSW governments have released a modernised approach to forest management through the renewal of three NSW Regional Forest Agreements (RFAs). Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud, Assistant Minister...

Saving endangered bilby

  • November 28, 2018
  • FENCiT
Approximately 20 endangered bilbies will be hopping into their new home in Currawinya National Park following a major upgrade to the predator exclusion fence. Queensland Environment Minister Leeanne Enoch has...

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