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The Colac Otway shire page gives an insight on how those who live in the area can create a healthy and sustainable lifestyle for themselves and others. It talks about water quality, saving energy, habitats and waste management. I would say that the website is both useful and reliable because it teaches people how to be sustainable and the council has done well to provide information like this.
The ABC website released an article about how there was a program to rescue the koalas in the Otways from starvation. It gives an insight to how the program operates and how the results are constantly improving. I would say the source is useful as it gives out information on the impact of koala populations and how the program is trying to put it in a sustainable balance. At the moment the source would be reliable for now as the article was published a year ago so the information is fairly new, but it will be less reliable in years to come.
A group of conservation researchers and land managers known as The Otways Threatened species network work to improve the conservation outcomes for the different threatened species in the national park. The page talks about how Australia has the worst mammal extinction record in the world, with the disturbing statistic that over the last two hundred years 29 mammal species have become extinct. The page talks about how the network prevents anymore species from becoming extinct and because of the Otways a lot of species have recovered from a high chance of extinction, these include the Tiger Quoll and the Long-nosed Potoroo. They also show some goals of the network to help reduce the amount of threatened species in the national park. This source is useful because it teaches people an understanding on how the network are trying to change the environment and it provides people information on how they can change the world too. I wouldn’t say the source is reliable on learning about the threatened species but there are other sections of the website and it also gives people the chance to join the network too.
The “I AM OTWAYS” website gives a strong and informative insight on the history of national park. From 106 million years ago when the Otway coastline was a part of the Antarctic Circle and when the Dinosaurs roamed the planet to more recent times including when the Great Ocean Road memorial arch was built. The website on a whole is very useful as it does not only inform people about the history but it also shows the public different places to stay, what to do in the Otways, the different walks and waterfalls in the area and much more. I would say that the website is very reliable too as it shows a lot of information for each section of the national park, so it has enough info for the Colac end of the park to the shipwreck coast.
This image is useful as it gives an insight to the environment of the Otways but it might not be reliable as the photo might not have been taken in the Otways.