The New South Wales government aims to protect the Brumby in Kosciuszko National Park. Having recently spent 9 days on foot and in boat in the Byadbo Wilderness region of the park, this is a bad idea.
Hard hoofed animals such as horses are not native to Australia. They cause site hardening and erosion, out compete natives for food sources, putrify waterways, help spread weeds, decimate new growth areas, destroy fragile ecosystems and contribute to the loss of many species. Where there should be grasslands full of native mammals, small birds, lizards and snakes, edible yams, native rice and seeds in the understory of the Byadbo Wilderness, there only remains dirt.
I understand why people have a romantic attachment to the Brumby, with rich colonial folklore attached to their presence in the bush. You need to look beyond the fantasy. They are a damaging pest and protecting them from culling is a dangerous precedent for other fragile areas around Australia that face the same problems. Once again the New South Wales government comes out with poor priorities when it comes to protecting native Australia.
If you are one of those armchair advocates for feral protection, get off your arse and go to the places where these pest species do the most damage. Get a real perspective of what needs to be done. .
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The Beehive by Luigi Rosselli Architects + Raffaello Rosselli: Sydney, NSW⠀
From the Architect: Architecture is often reliant on expensive and scarce materials to define its value. The beehive explores how an undervalued waste product, like the ubiquitous terracotta roof tile can be redefined and revalued. This exploration of waste as a material stems from the knowledge that construction creates up to 50 percent of Australia’s waste output; and that a buildings energy footprint is largely based on the materials embodied energy. Material reuse solves both these environmental impacts and is by far the most efficient form of building. Raffaello Rosselli collaborated with Luigi Rosselli architects to design their new office building. Through experimenting with waste material reuse on its own studio it aims to be a role model for future projects. ⠀
www.luigirosselli.com or @luigirosselliarchitects⠀
www.rdotr.com or @raffaellorosselli⠀
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What's the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning? If you're like a lot of people, you might go to the nearest window, open the blinds, and let the morning sunshine warm your face.
There's nothing quite like the Sun's rays to brighten your day and get you started off right.
Oh btw, did you know that without the Sun's warmth, Earth would quickly become a much colder place. The life on Earth will disappear within weeks!
✨ S E L F - C A R E ✨
Self-care is a term that's tossed around heaps. 💆♀️ What does it mean to you? 🤔
Monday mornings are a perfect opportunity to add some new self-care flare into your weekly routine. 🛀Maybe you add in a 5-minute meditation before your morning coffee, maybe you disconnect from technology and eat brekkie with a loved one OR walk around your block before you drive to work. 😀
Add a new form of self-care into your day (and week) today that will help support yourself and that stokes the fire in your belly. 🙌Take a snap of your activity, tag us (@modoyogasydney) and share your #mondaymotivation for self-care. 🙆♂️ #beaccessible #monday #reachout #modolove