September is Biodiversity Month and there’s heaps of simple ways that you can get involved.
Biodiversity month is held to promote the importance of protecting, conserving and improving biodiversity both within Australia and across the world.
What can you do to help?
Here’s a few ideas:
- Create a natural habitat in your backyard. Learn more about going indigenous in your garden!
- Get rid of weeds: Do you know which innocent looking plants are actually environmental menaces?
- Be a responsible pet owner – Keep your cat indoors at night and keep your dog on a lead!
- Reduce, reuse and recycle:
- Start your own compost bin.
- Be an informed seafood eater: Learn more about choosing sustainable seafood.
There are around 22 volunteer groups along our local coast helping to protect our coast’s biodiversity and they are always on the lookout for new members and supporters, even if its just for an hour or two! find out more
What is biodiversity?
Biodiversity is the ‘web of life’, ‘the variety of living things’ or ‘the different plants, animals and micro-organisms, their genes and ecosystems of which they are a part’.
Australia is very unique and is home to between 600,000 and 700,000 species, many of which are found nowhere else in the world. About 84 per cent of our plants, 83 per cent of our mammals, and 45 per cent of our birds are only found in Australia.
You can find more about Biodiversity Month here.
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