The proposed Australian Adventure Activity Standards are designed to improve safety in the outdoors, but questions are being asked about the legal and financial implications for non-commercial groups. Satisfactory answers are yet to be provided.
Mosquitos are more than an annoyance. Even in Australia they can carry potentially fatal diseases – and that makes understanding which repellents are most effective a matter of critical importance.
Join Grant Dixon on a packrafting trip down Jane River and its three major gorges: Enkidu, Gilgamesh and Humbaba.
Late last year, Parks Victoria released a Draft Management Plan that proposes a luxury, commercial walking experience along the Falls to Hotham Crossing route, which may have negative implications for recreational walkers, skiers and the environment.
Long assumed to be protecting their bills from the cold, the backrest behaviour exhibited by many birds has been confirmed to do just that, and birds with larger bills spend more time doing it.
Australian researchers have set out to demonstrate how increasing the size of coastal marine reserves will pay dividends for fisheries.