Bulldozers in Darwin begin destroying habitat of hundreds of bird species as Lee Point/Binybara construction begins

Bulldozers in Darwin begin destroying habitat of hundreds of bird species as Lee Point/Binybara construction begins

The destruction of woodland habitat for hundreds of bird species, including the endangered Gouldian finch, has commenced at a popular Darwin site, prompting conservationists, crossbench MPs and residents to condemn the federal government’s failure to protect the area from a defence housing development. As bulldozers moved into Lee Point/Binybara, which has been the focus of […]

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Galápagos finches that inspired Darwin under threat from parasitical flies

Galápagos finches that inspired Darwin under threat from parasitical flies

The Galápagos finches are part of the history of science. Darwin collected them during the round-the-world voyage of HMS Beagle and their study helped the naturalist conceive the theory of evolution. Although all the birds belonged to a single group, the 14 species were spread across different islands in the archipelago. Darwin developed the idea […]

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