Article: Black Cockatoo Appeal


The link below is to an article that provides a way for ordinary people to assist in preserving the Black Cockatoos of Australia.

For more visit:
http://support.wwf.org.au/cockatooappeal2013.html

Article: How to Buy the Right Bushwalking Boot


Bushwalkers/hikers/trekkers (call it what you will) know that the right boot for an individual walker is absolutely essential out in the wild (or as we might call it Australia, out in the bush or out in the sticks). Many a bushwalk has been ruined or seriously curtailed by having the wrong boot. For me, when I’m doing some serious walking and covering large swathes of territory, blisters become a major problem.

The link below is to an article that provides some tips on what to look for when buying a bushwalking boot.

For more visit:
http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/outdoor/guide-to-buying-the-perfect-hiking-boot.htm.

Article: Bushwalking Tips


It’s amazing how many things you don’t think about when planning a bushwalk and/or trek. Some of the most basic things often slip your mind. I’m looking at a possible trip away very soon and I need to hit the planning side of things very soon or it will be too late.

The link below is to an article that provides some useful tips for planning and enjoying your bushwalk and camping trip.

For more visit:
http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/outdoor/top-25-hiking-tips.htm

Earth: More Islands Than we Thought


The article below provides an interesting update on the world’s islands. We have more than we thought – 657 more in fact.

For more visit:
http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/978475–earth-has-657-more-islands-than-the-last-time-we-counted