Category Archives: native birds

Human Waste Impacts Wildlife in Cruel Ways

Among the many threats to wildlife one of the most insidious is human pollution. The external and internal injuries sustained by wildlife going about their daily feeding routines are unimaginable and certainly under reported with most cases not documented. Wildlife rescuers on the Mornington Peninsula were confronted with an upsetting case this month. Local rescuer, Brenda Marmion, of Crystal Ocean

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End the deliberate carnage of our Victorian waterbirds- called a “sport”

810 birds, including 68 endangered freckled ducks, were shot and left to die on Victorian wetlands on the opening weekend of the duck shooting season. These dead birds were left outside Premier Daniel Andrew’s office. Australia’s rarest waterfowl, the Freckled Duck breeds in swamps in inland Australia.  The Freckled Duck may be easily confused with the Pacific Black Duck, Anas superciliosa, and

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Baird government ‘declares open season’ on native animals Contacts – Please write and oppose this proposed law

A licence to kill native animals has been labelled “red tape” by the Baird government and will be abolished, prompting warnings the move will declare “open season” on kangaroos, emus, wombats and cockatoos. He may have been celebrated for ending the cruelty of greyhound racing, but there’s no such consideration for native animals – they are just “red tape” to

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A safe haven for Night Parrots – thought extinct but given a second chance!

The Night Parrot (Pezoporus occidentalis) is one of the most elusive and mysterious birds in the world. It’s a nocturnal and mostly ground-dwelling parrot, endemic to Australia, but for around 100 years it was presumed extinct. Incredibly, we now have a second chance to save it! First recorded in 1845, the last living specimen was collected in Western Australia in

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