How hair dye is helping conservation of Australian sea lion population

How hair dye is helping conservation of Australian sea lion population

An innovative new project is using human hair dye on Australian sea lions at Carnac and Seal Islands off the coast of Perth to track and learn about the local population. Edith Cowan University (ECU) are jointly leading the project with Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) marine researchers, in collaboration with Department of […]

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Crocs v cane toads: can crocodiles in Western Australia be taught to avoid the toxic intruder?

Crocs v cane toads: can crocodiles in Western Australia be taught to avoid the toxic intruder?

Cane toads are poisoning freshwater crocodiles as they continue their march across Western Australia’s Kimberley region. But in Windjana Gorge, ahead of the front, researchers are gearing up to combat a mass mortality event – lacing cane toad corpses with nausea-inducing chemicals in a bid to train native crocs to stay away from the pests. […]

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Tiny Solar Backpacks Could Help Save One of Australia’s Most Endangered Birds

Tiny Solar Backpacks Could Help Save One of Australia’s Most Endangered Birds

The plains-wanderer is a small, critically-endangered bird with a tawny marking on its chest that can only be found in south-eastern Australia’s arid grasslands. It is estimated that only 250 to 1,000 of these speckled birds are left in the wild, according to Bush Heritage Australia. The plains-wanderer is at risk of impending extinction and […]

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