117 results for tag: Leadbeater’s Possum


Watching the bush recover after fires

Watching the bush recover after fires by Sarina Locke Canberra, ACT 19/03/2009. Just two weeks after the devastating bushfires in Victoria, green shoots of life were poking through the soil. A team of US ecologists have toured the Kinglake and Marysville forest areas to assess the ecological damage and water quality problems. With them was the senior forest ecologist in the ACT. Dr Margaret Kitchin, with Parks Conservation and Land, was impressed with their speed in assessing the damage, saying such a rapid response is a first for Australia. The Burned Area Emergency Response team is a group of ecologists from a number of US Federal Government ...

Quartet give HELPing hands

http://www.starnewsgroup.com.au/story/88601 FOUR young minds are taking the world by storm. The HELP (Helping Endangered Leadbeater’s Possums) team will not only present their year-long project at the International Future Problem Solving Conference in Wisconsin – they will be featured in Network Ten’s science program Scope. The team, Elly Robertson (from Kallista), Luke McConnell (Berwick) and Emerald’s Ellie and Mollie Travica, have worked hard since the bushfires to save the critically endangered species. They recently submitted an application for a community grant for habitat revegetation at Yellingbo. Elly said their school project ...

TV goes wild for Beaconhills College teens

http://pakenham-cardinia-leader.whereilive.com.au/news/story/tv-goes-wild-for-beaconhills-college-teens/ SAVING an endangered marsupial has led this team to stardom. Four students from Beaconhills College appeared on Channel 10’s science program Scope last Friday as part of their Helping Endangered Leadbeater’s Possums crusade. It was their second television cameo since the group - Kallista’s Elly Robertson, Berwick’s Luke McConnell and Emerald’s Ellie and Mollie Travica - was formed early last year. As reported in the Leader, the team also featured on the network’s Totally Wild show at the Yellingbo National Conservation Reserve in ...

Special deal for special possums

By Tania Martin 2nd June 2009 FOUR hills friends are again doing their bit to make a difference. Twins Ellie and Mollie Travica of Emerald, Kallista's Elly Robertson and Emma Falconberg, of Berwick, are helping to save the endangered Leadbeater's possum. But they are not strangers to campaigning for worthy causes. Last October the girls made the finals in the Macquarie Bank Future Problem Solving Program with their bid to raise awareness for kids in East Timor. The Beaconsfield College students formed a group called YES (Youth for East Timor Squad) to highlight the plight of the school, 20 De Septembro. In the last year of the East Timor ...

It’s mission possum

BERWICK AND PACKENHAM DISTRICT JOURNAL A DWINDLING population of Leadbeater's possums has prompted a group of Beaconhills College students to lend a helping hand. The 12- and 13-year-old girls from Beaconhills' Village Campus in Berwick formed HELP - Helping Endangered Leadbeater's Possums - to rejuvenate the possum's natural habitat and to raise awareness of its demise. The possum, Victoria's faunal emblem, is critically endangered since Black Saturday's fires destroyed 43per cent of its natural habitat. About 1000 Leadbeater's possums are left in three known colonies - including the Lake Mountain region, where numbers shrank from 100-300 to ...

Hello possums, help’s on the way

Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Gazette; Star News Group FOUR Beaconhills College students are heading overseas to promote their campaign to save Victoria's endangered animal emblem, the Leadbeater's Possum. Emerald twins Ellie and Mollie Travica, Kallista's Elly Robertson and Emma Falkenberg, of Berwick, were recently named grand champions in the 2009 Macquarie Bank Future Problem Solving competition. They have now been invited to the US to compete on the international stage. But Emma Falconberg couldn't go, which led the girls to finding a new teammate. And now Berwick's Luke McConnell is one of the girls. Elly is thrilled to be flying the flag ...

Positive possum tale in the hills

FREE PRESS LEADER ARTICLE A GROUP of hills teenagers are taking their fight to save the leadbeater's possum global. Kallista's Elly Robertson, Berwick's Emma Falkenberg, and Emerald's Ellie and Mollie Travica, have formed a group called HELP - Helping the Endangered Leadbeater's Possum. The group has spent the past couple of months campaigning and raising money to support the declining leadbeater's possum population's fight for survival. The possums were badly affected by February's bushfires, which destroyed more than 75 per cent of their habitat in their colonies near Marysville and Healesville. The Beaconhills College students entered ...