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Published by Wildlife Queensland, our quarterly, 48-page full-colour Wildlife Australia magazine features articles by experts, researchers and award-winning natural history authors and showcases the photography of some of Australia’s most talented photographers.
Inside each issue you’ll find:
- Inspiring articles, written by leading experts in conservation
- The latest breakthroughs and discoveries from our network of researchers
- Stunning images from celebrated wildlife photographers
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- Challenging debates on nature and conservation’s hottest topics
- Spotlights on the threatened species and habitats we simply can’t afford to lose
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Preview Wildlife Australia Summer 2022
A look inside: Wildlife Australia Summer 2022 edition
There is a brutal realisation creeping across Australian communities that time is running out for many of our most unique species — mainly because their habitat is running out.
Humans are simply part of nature and totally reliant upon it for survival — a point author, ecologist, photographer and filmmaker Simon Mustoe has been driving home for many years. It is a key theme of his latest book, Wildlife in the Balance.
“Where ecosystems are concerned, no species (even human) is more important than another,” he writes in his opinion piece Fact: Animals make ecosystems habitable (p16). This is actually a message of hope, not despair, from Mustoe.
Hope that we humans are coming to our senses is also a theme of acclaimed international wildlife photographer Tim Laman and his latest book, Bird Planet (p38). He believes people who admire birds are steadily drawn closer to the natural world — and protecting it.
Then there is the concerted drive by Deborah Tabart and the Australian Koala Foundation to establish a viable interconnected habitat — an area of about 1.5 million kilometres — that stretches from Cairns to Melbourne (p13). After three decades, AKF is tired of waiting for government.
Yet with help from the Western Australian government, Dirk Hartog Island’s Return to 1616 Ecological Restoration Project just celebrated its halfway mark, releasing 85 western grasswrens. The birds are back after being made extinct here in the 19th century (p18).
There are many other examples in this edition: People saving endangered nudibranch colonies under a bridge in Victoria (p32); returning the rare Gilbert’s potoroo to its original habitat at Two Peoples Bay (p22); and native stingless beekeepers moving their hives to safety from the scourge of the varroa mite.
Humans are interdependent with wildlife and the natural world. We just need reminding.
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- Promote your work to peers, conservationists, naturalists, citizen scientists and everyday enthusiasts from around the globe.
- Hone your popular writing skills with the help of a friendly, professional editor.
- Authors receive a PDF of the finished article and a complimentary print copy of the issue.
Most articles are written by experts or professionals and are provided pro bono, as the publisher is not-for-profit, but all nature lovers are invited to pitch an article by submitting a brief proposal to the editor.
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- Article submissions should be between 1,000 to 2,000 words in length. A short biography of the writer is requested. Preferred formatting is Microsoft Word or any text-only format.
- Use first-person narrative style for feature articles.
- Use sensory storytelling (plenty of description of sights, sounds and smells) to engage readers and give them an idea of what it’s like out there in the field.
- Articles should excite readers about science and wildlife, raise important conservation topics, and reassure subscribers that writers like you — and not-for-profits like us — are focused on protecting the continent’s biodiversity.
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