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The Lazarus Project- to bring back Australia’s southern gastric-brooding frog

Scientists from The Lazarus Project – named for the biblical Lazarus of Bethany brought back to life by Jesus and not the decidedly average 2008 Paul Walker movie – are trying to restore Australia’s southern gastric-brooding frog. The gastric-brooding frogs (Rheobatrachus) were a genus of ground-dwelling frogs native to Queensland in eastern Australia. The genus consisted of only two species,

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Carnage of native birds and animals on Hamilton Island, called “management”

There’s a dark and bloody side of the Whitsunday’s, Hamilton Island!  What’s meant to be a dream, an idyllic dream island, of relaxation and luxury, has been exposed.  Some of the feathered and four-footed native residents are being slaughtered because some of the tourists and residents are not “safe” from native species such as the Agile Walllabies and overly-friendly cockatoos!

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AGM notice – all are welcome

AWPC AGM August 28, 2016 11 am 1098 Stumpy Gully Rd Moorooduc 3933 Vic Please bring small snack to nibble on Please call 03 59 788 570 should you get lost! Bob McDonald to receive our 2016 AWARD for his contribution to help native wildlife. He wrote the excellent piece above, about the essential role that kangaroos play in our

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West Wimmera- “growing” kangaroo numbers a threat to “public safety”

Dear Councillors, I am concerned about the report that West Wimmera Shire councillors believe an increased kangaroo population is becoming a public safety issue.  Councillors are floating the idea of a culling program. Surely kangaroos are in danger of traffic?  With increasing numbers of people and trucks on our roads, it’s horrendous to travel on our country roads and see

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The Bramble Cay melomys- our newest mammal extinction

The Bramble Cay melomys was first discovered by Europeans when, in April 1845, Lieutenant Yule, Commander of the HMS Bramble, and his crew encountered the cay supporting this rodent population (Limpuset al.1983, Ellison 1998). The species was then apparently in high densities and seamen from aboard this vessel sought recreation by shooting the “large rats” with bows and arrows.  (image:

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Ecologist Hans Brunner’s response to the DEWLP Southern Brown Bandicoot Implementation Plan

To: James Todd | Director Knowledge and Decision Systems | Biodiversity Division Environment & Climate Change | Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning Level 2, 8 Nicholson St, East Melbourne, Victoria 3002 Dear James, In spite of the massive input that has already been done for the Southern Brown Bandicoot implementation plan, I still have some serious doubt about

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