A local community in Far North Queensland came up with a unique way to celebrate their Indigenous culture and educate locals.
"How cute is this little guy!? Did you know that of the estimated 12 species of bandicoot in Australia, approximately HALF are now extinct, threatened with extinction or extremely rare? This is due to loss of habitat, predation by introduced predators such as feral cats, dogs and foxes as well as death or injury by fire and motor vehicles." ✏️ @timswildlife 📷 @aussieark #ABCmyphoto #bandicoot #threatenedspecies #nativaanimals #australiananimals
"I recently drove through the hills near Tenterfield heading towards the coast. So much country burnt with scorched trees everywhere, but looking more carefully their were many of signs of the amazing resilience of our native fauna." 📷✏️ @amesrusphoto #ABCmyphoto #Resilience #Tenterfield #NSWfires
It's International Volunteer Day. Did you know approximately 3.6 million Australians volunteer in the community each year? Meet Dad's Army who protected Queensland town of Woodgate in Queensland against fires. They may all be over 70 years old, but they put up a hell of a fight! During the recent fires they said "Each of us is over 70! Some call us Dad's Army. We don't mind. We’ll be out there tomorrow and until the fire is completely out." Legends ❤️ 📸 Woodgate Rural Fire Brigade #abcmyphoto #woodgate #fires #bushfires #qldfires #queensland #thisisqueensland #picoftheday #legends