LONELY AT THE TOP: Meddling in Ecosystems

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By Natalie Kyriacou About the author: Natalie Kyriacou is the Director of My Green World, an organisation dedicated to the conservation and protection of wildlife and habitats. She has worked on various animal welfare and conservation projects, including an orangutan rehabilitation program in Borneo, an elephant rescue program in Sri Lanka, and a dog sterilisation clinic in Sri Lanka and

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Major plan launched to avert species extinction

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The country’s flora and fauna draws millions of tourists from around the world. But scientists say Australia’s native species are under threat of extinction. 20 per cent of mammals and many more plant species are under threat. And scientists fear much of the country’s unique flora and fauna may not be around for future generations. Habitat loss, hunting and changes

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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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