Australia Wild: Issue 001 – May 2014


I have recently begun to use Flipboard to develop an online newspaper dealing with Australian wilderness news. It is really a curation web application that does a very good job. I plan to create a monthly issue of what I call ‘Australia Wild.’

The current issue can be found at:
Australia Wild: Issue 001 – May 2014

The archive (along with other online newspapers and magazines I have developed using Flipboard) can be found at:
https://flipboard.com/profile/particularkev

1 Billion for Climate Change


The link below is to an article reporting on an online petition seeking one billion people to sign it prior to Earth Day 2014. The petition to the UN Secretary-General seeks action on climate change.

For more visit:
http://mashable.com/2013/03/03/petition-climate-action/

Petition: Greenpeace – No Super Trawlers


The link below is to a page where a petition can be signed online to send to the Australian Prime Minister to stop super trawlers working in Australian waters.

For more visit:
https://www.greenpeace.org.au/action/index.php?cid=28

Petition to Ban Plastic Bags


Plastic bags are a proven menace to wildlife, particularly in our oceans. Below is a link to a petition calling on government to bring to an end the use of single use plastic bags for shopping. Please consider signing, as well as actually signing the petition. Thanks.

Visit:
http://www.animalsaustralia.org/take_action/petitions/ban-the-bag/

Sabbatical Over


My much-needed sabbatical from online activity is now over and I am returning to my Blogs and websites. It will probably take me a little while to get back on top of things, but I have started, So normal service to return fairly soon I hope.

Snubfin Dolphin: WWF Seeking Protection


The article below concerns the WWF and Australia’s Snubfin Dolphin. WWF is seeking protection for the Snubfin Dolphin as a threatened species. The WWF is leading a campaign to have the threatened species protected through a letter writing campaign to the Australian Environment Minister Tony Burke. This can be done online via the link below.

For more visit:
http://wwf.org.au/ourwork/species/snubfin-dolphin-letter-to-tony-burke/

 

Australian Wilderness Adventures: Episode 001 – Cathedral Rock National Park


Today I have uploaded the first episode in what will be a growing series of documentary-like videos for my YouTube channel (Kevin’s Wilderness Journeys). This series of videos will focus on national parks and reserves in Australia (especially New South Wales), with a view to providing useful information for people who may be interested in visiting the national park being considered in any particular episode. I am hoping to provide a preview of the main attractions in each national park and the facilities available for visitors. Hopefully these will whet the appetite for those who view the videos and provoke a desire to actually visit the national parks under consideration.

This first episode focuses on the Cathedral Rock National Park, with a look at the Cathedral Rock Track and the Woolpack Rocks Track. There will be more episodes to come, including episodes on Dorrigo National Park, Bongil Bongil National Park and Myall Lakes National Park – among others. Hopefully in time better equipment will improve the quality of videos available – but none-the-less, I do think the videos are useful to some degree as they are.

The actual size of the video I have in my archives for the first video is 2.85 GB, so there is a fair reduction in file size (and therefore quality) to get the videos online and within the limits of YouTube file sizes and length.