#155 March – April 2020
Our cover star for our March-April edition is an orphaned Koala joey (Phascolarctos cinereus), captured while on assignment for our major feature which investigates the species’ precarious hold on survival in the aftermath of the 2019–2020 bushfires. In this issue we look at some of the record breaking statistics and put this year’s fire season in the context of major fire emergencies and events throughout the past 100 years. We go out west to discover the tough characters and dry landscapes of Outback NSW, uncover the resting place of HMB Endeavour, and go Mountain bike riding in Derby, Tasmania. We explore the beating heart of Australia through the quirky festivals and events seen in AG contributor Nick Rains’ new book Heart of Australia and discover the impact of our devastating bushfire season on Australia’s island ark, Kangaroo Island and uncover the secrets of pearl farming on the Central Coast, NSW.
Plus, we have six copies of Nick Rains’ stunning new book Heart of Australia to giveaway! (Enter here)
Our fundraiser this issue is Koala Ark – a new project from our friends at Aussie Ark – which intends to create the first and largest koala sanctuary in the world. The project aims to alter the declining trajectory of koalas in NSW by protecting up to 7 per cent of the wild population through exclusion fencing – and you can help!
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