If you ask someone in Western Australia to name an endangered species, they’re usually pretty quick to respond with something exotic like a tiger or panda. Sometimes you might be lucky to get an Australian animal. A Tasmanian Devil for instance. Or a Koala. But what if you ask them about something closer to home? How about the Numbat?
In my experience, this has usually been met with blank stares. A Num-what? It’s not so surprising when you think about. The fate of cute and not-so-cuddly exotic animals is a much easier problem for us to deal with (mentally speaking) than looking in our own backyard and wondering where things went horribly wrong.
This section of Perth Walkabout is dedicated to places that have an environmental focus, including places where the community can learn about what we can do to help protect our planet from further environmental damage to places which sell organic products.
If you are travelling along the Armadale train line and happen to stop at the Claisebrook Station, you will get a bird eye's view alongside the train tracks of a rather extensive piece of land containing a thriving permaculture garden, sheds, wandering chickens and a rather colourful papier mache orange dragon.
Listen to Perth Walkabout's audio interview with Sandra Krempl, CEO, Men of the Trees, WA Branch.
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