Mar 29 2018
Until recently this spectacled wallaby was thought to be extinct in the Kimberley, however in 2015 researchers with the World Wildlife Fund together with Yawuru rangers discovered the rare marsupial again. Hear the remarkable story behind the discovery, about the marsupial’s unique biology and what’s being done to protect it into the future.
Where The Hall, University of Notre Dame, 88 Guy Street, Broome
When Wednesday April 4, 2018 from 6 – 7.00pm
Mar 29 2018
Would you like to learn about Roebuck Bay’s remarkable migratory shorebirds and be part of 30th birthday celebrations for the Broome Bird Observatory? Well put aside Sept 8-9, 2018 to hear a series of fascinating presentations put on by the Broome Bird Observatory and Birdlife-Australia. The full list of presenters will be out soon with a brief description of each talk. Register on Broome Bird Observatory website or call direct 08 91935600.
Feb 12 2018
Well here is a great opportunity for you and your family…
Seagrass monitoring in Roebuck Bay March 2, 3 and 4, 2018 – here are the details. Have fun and make a valuable contribution to the management of Roebuck Bay 🙂
Feb 5 2018
Roebuck Bay Working Group’s innovative work to ‘infotain’ the masses has been published in Wetlands Australia 2018 publication. Read the story written by Kandy Curran, the Project Manager for the award winning group.
Feb 5 2018
Its been a phenomenally wet start to 2018 with Broome recording its wettest January of all time (941mm). Unfortunately, the heavy rain and wind associated with the low, has bought down a lot of trees and worst of all, the Broome South Waste Water Treatment Plant overflowed into Roebuck Bay, again. Watch a short film by the ABC on the overflow of wastewater and read the stories below…
Nov 29 2017
If you live near the McMahon walkway, you will receive a nice surprise on your gate or porch Fridge magnets have been delivered with tips to keep the walkway and stormwater drain clean and green. Roebuck Bay Working Group, Broome Shire and Parks and Wildlife Service Yawuru Rangers helped hundreds of young people in the area plant a bushtucker trail beside the walkway and drain.
More good news, Broome Shire Council, a partner in the project, has repaired the broken sections of footpath, litter and garden waste in the drain have been removed and the new plants reticulated and mulched. Please ‘do your bit’ to keep the McMahon walkway clean and green
Nov 29 2017
There is a great story on a Question of Balance about the work being undertaken by Chris Hassell, a long term researcher with the Global Flyway Network in Broome to better understand the pressures that face migratory shorebirds on their annual breeding migration. Read the story »
Nov 13 2017
Dr James Gilmour studies Kimberley coral reefs and their capacity to thrive in dynamic settings; climate change however, is challenging their resilience. Dr Jim Underwood studies coral reef animals, like fish, corals and seagrass, which release larvae or seeds to form ‘recruits’. How far do larvae and seeds move on currents before they settle and grow to adults. When corals bleach, will new recruits come from local survivors or from reefs far away? Wed, Nov 15, The Hall, University of Notre Dame, Broome.
Oct 26 2017
Professor Lynnath Beckley, a marine scientist at Murdoch University, has been conducting monthly aerial surveys over the past year from Crab Creek to Point Torment to gain an understanding of how people use this coastal area.
Vessel and boat ramp activity (video camera at Entrance Point) have been recorded along with coastal camping and four wheel driving activities. This study provides spatially explicit data of human use prior to major coastal developments, such as the construction of sealed roads and tourism infrastructure.
Where The Hall, University of Notre Dame, 88 Guy St Broome
When Wednesday November 8 from 6 – 7.00pm
Free Gold coin donations welcome 🙂
Oct 12 2017
Great news filmmakers, there are two filmmaking workshops on Monday 23rd October lead by Australian actor Steve Bastoni and filmmaker Shayne Thomson. Register your interest now.
The second filmmaking workshop on Monday 23 Oct is from 6.30pm – 8.30pm, Lotteries House, Steve Bastoni will help with scripting, acting and directing, and Shayne Thomson with camera technique and techie stuff. Both great workshops and we look forward to seeing you there.
Roebuck Bay Working Group is comprised of Traditional Owners and government, local community, conservation groups and business. We work collaboratively to solve issues, raise awareness and encourage research and monitoring which supports responsible management and protection of Roebuck Bay.