Vale Martin Copley AM, 1940-2014

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On 30 July 2014, Australia lost one of its great conservationists and philanthropists when Martin Copley AM passed away. Martin was born in Britain and he became a successful insurance underwriter. He first visited Australia in 1966. In 1991 he purchased a property containing a large area of natural bushland at Chidlow, Western Australia, now the Karakamia Sanctuary, for conservation

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End of the line for the tiny Mallee Emu-Wren?

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Inappropriate fuel-reduction could see more losses of threatened species. In late January, 2014, after wildfires tore through two conservation parks in South Australia, researchers scoured the charred terrain for signs of life.  Tragically, they found nothing; only the charred silence of an empty, burnt landscape!  The 60 remaining breeding pairs of Mallee emu-wren (Stipiturus mallee) in South Australia had been

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