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This page provides links to other conservation and birding sites, with an emphasis on those most relevant to northern Victoria and the southern Riverina.

Most of the sites listed are non-commercial in nature. However, some of the sites may offer commercial guiding, tour or accommodation services. That a commercial or semi-commercial site is listed does not mean an endorsement of the business, although I am unaware of links to any disreputable business.

Neither I nor any organisation associated with this site necessarily endorse the views or actions expressed on any of the linked sites.

There are a number of pages on this site, concentrating on northern Victoria and southern (Riverina) NSW:
indigenous animals,
Barmah-Millewa Forest,
local conservation news, conservation issues,
Echuca & District BOCA
Greater Bendigo National Park,
Gunbower-Perricoota Forest,
indigenous plants,
Kanyapella Basin,
local bird gallery,
local bushland reserves
local landscapes (photos),
Terrick Terrick National Park,
weeds and
short true bush stories

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Since this page was set up more than a decade ago, many of the links that were on this page have ceased to work. In addition, the advent of fast and efficient search engines such Google mean this page became less useful than it was first composed. Therefore, this page is no longer maintained.

The aim of this page wasto provide links to Australian conservation and environmental sites, with particular emphasis to birding sites and sites relevant to northern Victoria and southern (Riverina) New South Wales.

Sites often change, especially when governments or department names change. This has been noticeable over the past few years. Links were last checked late in December 2009 when scores of broken links were either fixed and when many abandoned sites were deleted.

This site is best used in conjunction with a search engine, links to which are in the side panel.

That a site is listed must not be taken as an endorsement (either by the webmeister or by any organisation associated with this site) of products advertised on, or views expressed on that site. Similarly, nothing should be implied should a site not be listed.


Selected Links

Australian animals (other than birds)

Australian Fauna

Australian Museum

Australian Native Fish Society

Australian Platypus Conservancy

Cooperative Research Centre for Freshwater Ecology

Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water NSW Frogs Pages

Entomological Society of Victoria

Frogs Australia

Frogs of Australia (Amphibian Research Centre)

Frogs of Australia (Tony Keene's site)

Melbourne Zoo, Werribee Zoo and Healesville Sanctuary

NSW Wildlife Atlas

Queensland Frog Society

WIRES: Wildlife Information and Rescue Service (NSW)

Wildlife Preservation Society


Australian birds
Maintained on Birding Links page.


Australian plants

See also under (1) Gardening and (2) Commercial Organisations.
As far as plant nurseries are concerned, only those in northern Victoria and the Riverina which specialise in indigenous plants are listed.

Australian National Botanic Gardens

Australian Native Plants Society
Includes links to regional and State groups of the Society

Australian Native Plants Society's Photo Galley

Australian Network for Plant Conservation

Goldfields Revegetation, Bendigo (Mandurang)

Growing Australian Native Plants: Propagation and Cultivation

Indigenous Plants of Bendigo
Several pdf files can be downloaded from this local government site

Ko-warra Native Grass Nursery, Echuca

Native Plant Holdings
Operators of Mildura Native Nursery

Neangar Native Nursery, Eaglehawk
Revegetation and Forestry Plants

On-line Herbarium

Plants of northern Victoria and southern NSW

Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne
Includes a section on 'The Australian Garden'

Suntuff Native Plants, Bullengarook
Site includes a photo gallery







Australian Bushwalking Page

Bibbulmun Track (south-west WA)

Bendigo Bushwalking and Outdoor Club

Bushwalking Australia

Bushwalking in northern Victoria and southern (Riverina) NSW

Confederation of Bushwalking Clubs NSW


Federation of Victorian Bushwalking Clubs (VicWalk)

Great Dividing Trail (Bendigo-Daylesford area)

Melbourne Bushwalkers

Parks Victoria Bushwalking Site

South Australian Trails

Wimmera Bushwalking Club


Commercial organisations/wildlife guides

For bird-watching guides, see also Section 7 of Birds (above)

Andrew Isles Natural History Bookshop

Australian Geographic (Magazine)

Binna Burra Mountain Lodge
Lodge and camp ground, Lamington rainforest, south-eastern Queensland

Coates Wildlife Tours

Girraween Environmental Lodge
Cabins and walking tracks alongside national park in south-east Queensland's granite country

Goldfields Revegetation
Indigenous Plant Nursery in Bendigo area

Neangar Native Nursery, Eaglehawk

Native Growth Holdings (inc. Mildura Native Nursery)

Mountain Valley (Tasmania)

Nature Sounds of Australia
David Stewart's recordings

O'Reilly's Green Mountains Lodge
accommodation and activities in Lamington rainforest

Parktrek Bushwalking Tours

Rainbow Bushland Retreat
(near St Mary's in Tasmania)

River Country Adventures
(specialising in canoe and other trips in the Echuca-Tongala area)


Conservation projects, issues and campaigns

Clean Up Australia

Climate Change Australia

Climate Change Matters
Tasmanian-based Site aimed at science teachers and students

Climate Movement Australia

Greening Australia

Living Murray Initiative

Planet Ark

Sustainable Ecosystems (a CSIRO site)

Sustainable Population Australia

Trees for Life

Victorian Landcare Gateway

Victoria Naturally Alliance

Weeds Australia


Landcare Sites

Echuca Landcare Group

Goulburn Valley Landcare Network

Landcare Australia

Landcare Goulburn Broken Gateway

Landcare South Australia

Landcare New South Wales

Landcare Queensland

Landcare Victoria Gateway

Landcare in Western Australia

North Central Victoria Landcare Gateway

Tasmanian Landcare Association


Sustainable Gardening: compost, mulch, worm farms etc

Gardening Australia

NSW Department of Environment, Conservation Change and Weather's 'Down to Earth' pages

Clean-up Australia Sustainable Gardening Notes


Government conservation sites

ACT: Environment ACT

Arthur Rylah Institute

Australian Institute of Marine Science

Australian National Parks Guide

Bureau of Meteorology Climate Change Site

Department of Climate Change

Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water NSW

Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area

Murray Darling Basin Authority

NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service

Northern Territory Department of Natural Resources and Environment

Queensland National Parks and Wildlife Service

SA: The Department of Environment and Heritage

SA: The Department of Water, Land and Biodiversity Conservation

Tasmanian National Parks Service

Trails SA

Victoria: Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE)

Victorian Environment Assessment Council

Victoria: Parks Victoria

Victoria: new Red Gum national parks

WA Department of Environment and Conservation (Nature Base)

Non-government conservation organisations

Also, see above under birds

Australian Conservation Foundation

Australian Ecosystems Foundation

Australian Marine Conservation Society

Bush Heritage Australia

Conservation Volunteers Australia

Australian Greens


Environment Victoria

Field Naturalists Club of Victoria

Friends Groups (of Victorian National Parks and Reserves)

Friends of Box-Ironbark Forests (Castlemaine, Victoria)

Friends of the Earth ~ Australia

Gould League


Murrumbidgee Field Naturalists

National Parks Association of NSW

National Parks Association of Queensland

Nature Conservation Council of NSW

Nature Conservation Society

Nature Foundation of South Australia

Planet Ark

Queensland Conservation Council

Tasmanian Land Conservancy

Trust for Nature (Victoria)

Victorian National Parks Association

W.A. Forest Alliance

Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists

Wilderness Society

World Wide Fund for Nature


Local government in northern Victoria and southern Riverina

Bendigo Tourism

City of Greater Bendigo

City of Greater Shepparton

Edward River Shire

Moira Shire

Murray River Shire

Shire of Campaspe



Similar Australian Regional Sites

Ballarat Environment Network

Biodiversity Information Resources and Data (BIRD)

Northern Victoria & Southern Riverina Conservation and Environment Site


Other Environmental Sites

ABC Environment Site

Bendigo Field Naturalists Club

Biodiversity Information, Resources and Data (BIRD)
with links to various conservation groups, especially in Ballarat area

Cooperative Research Centre for Freshwater Ecology

CSIRO Land and Water Research

CSIRO Publishing (environmental books)

Environmental Issues page of this site includes more links on climate change, weeds and population




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Northern Victoria and Southern Riverina Conservation and Environment Site

 Section 1: Conservation news  Section 5: Bush photographs
 Section 2: Bushwalking  Section 6: Bushland reserves
 Section 3: Birding   Section 7: Indigenous animals
 Section 4: Indigenous plants  Section 8: Conservation Links

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This page was created in 1966 and last upgraded May 2010. All links were last checked in December 2009. For advice of other links you consider relevant, contact the webmeister stocky at echuca dot net. au