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Emu underpass planned for Australia's Pacific Highway

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Officials propose building emu underpasses so endangered animals can safely cross one of east coast's busiest roads (Emu underpass planned for Australia's Pacific Highway | #nature #wildlife #environment http://t.co/xDcvnw9Q...)...

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Toads about to have a close encounter with bilbies - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Toads about to have a close encounter with bilbies - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Australian animals | Scoop.it
Conservationists are waiting anxiously to see what impact cane toads have on native bilbies when the species come into contact in coming weeks.

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I wonder how this will play out?.. The Bilbie vs The Cane Toad.

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Furry crabs could help heal the Barrier Reef - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Furry crabs could help heal the Barrier Reef - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Australian animals | Scoop.it
North Queensland scientists have found a species of crab has been slowing down a coral disease affecting the Great Barrier Reef.

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Australian endangered species: Rain Crayfish

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The buttongrass plains, swamps and heathy slopes of western Tasmania support a suite of burrowing crayfish species in the endemic genera Ombrastacoides and Spinastacoides.These nutrient-poor, acid peatlands…...

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AUSTRALIA: Project to re-stock prawns to Perth Swan and Canning rivers

AUSTRALIA: Project to re-stock prawns to Perth Swan and Canning rivers | Australian animals | Scoop.it

THE Swan and Canning rivers will be restocked with prawns in a bid to re-establish the species into the river system in greater numbers.

Fisheries Minister Norman Moore today congratulated the partners in a three-year project aimed at restocking the river systems with Western school prawns.


Mr Moore said it was hoped the initiative, made possible by funds from recreational fishing licence fees, would help re-establish prawning as a key family activity in the Swan and Canning rivers.   “Drag netting for prawns on a hot summer night was once an intrinsic part of Perth’s summer lifestyle,” he said.


“This project will restock Western school prawns (or school prawns as they are often referred to) back into the shallow banks of the Swan and Canning rivers.


“Mandurah’s Peel Inlet and Perth’s river system are the most popular areas for recreational prawning in Western Australia’s southern regions and the school prawn is one of the main species taken.”

 

The Minister said Recfishwest, the Swan River Trust, Challenger Institute of Technology and the Department of Fisheries would work together on the restocking project.


“Collection of prawn broodstock from the Swan River will occur this month and restocking of juvenile prawns will be undertaken during the summer,” he said.


“The exact number of prawns to be released will depend on spawning success, but one river prawn can have more than half a million eggs.”


Mr Moore said this project was another exciting step in building better recreational fisheries in WA and a direct benefit from licence fees that were reinvested into fishing initiatives.


“Recreational fishers contribute about $6million a year through licence fees to the better management of the State’s recreational fishing,” he said.   “These licence fees fund new Recreational Fishing Initiatives Fund projects, like this one, and this directly benefits recreational fishers.


“Long term, having people prawning once again will help re-connect the community with Perth’s estuaries and help foster responsibility and stewardship for the health of the Swan and Canning rivers.”

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New species of lizard discovered in Australia

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A completely new lizard species has been found just outside of Perth in Western Australia. The coastal plains skink is around two inches in length an...
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Myna bird in Australia threatening its native species: Study - The Times of India

Myna bird in Australia threatening its native species: Study - The Times of India | Australian animals | Scoop.it
The Indian myna bird which was introduced in Australia in 1862 to control insects in Melbourne's market garden is now posing a threat to some of the signature species of the country, a new study has claimed.

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Major changes needed to protect Australia's species and ecosystems - Phys.Org

Major changes needed to protect Australia's species and ecosystems - Phys.Org | Australian animals | Scoop.it
Sky News AustraliaMajor changes needed to protect Australia's species and ecosystemsPhys.Org'We need to give biodiversity the greatest opportunity to adapt naturally in a changing and variable environment rather than trying to prevent ecological...

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Moorish Idols – Species of the Reef | Great Barrier Reef | Cairns, Australia

Moorish Idols – Species of the Reef | Great Barrier Reef | Cairns, Australia | Australian animals | Scoop.it
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Australian endangered species: Western Swamp Tortoise

Australian endangered species: Western Swamp Tortoise | Australian animals | Scoop.it
... Tortoise (Pseudemydura umbrina) is Australia's rarest reptile. Originally it was known only from a single specimen collected in 1839 from an unknown location in Western Australia. ...
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Australia: New threat to endangered swift parrot

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The life of the endangered swift parrot has just got a whole lot harder with the discovery they are being eaten by introduced sugar gliders.

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Wildlife Extra News - New lizard discovered in Western Australia – Already Endangered

Wildlife Extra News - New lizard discovered in Western Australia – Already Endangered | Australian animals | Scoop.it

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Alexis La Rosa's comment, February 22, 2013 3:54 PM
So many species live in Australia, it's actually not all that surprising that, after centuries, people haven't discovered them all. This newly discovered species, the Coastal Plains Skink, made its debut to the world only to land on the endangered species list.
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Warming planet to threaten animals - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Warming planet to threaten animals - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Australian animals | Scoop.it
What effect will climate change have on Australia's animal and plant species? This is the fourth of a five-part series in which environment reporter sets out to provide answers.

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Heatwave sparks croc warning - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Heatwave sparks croc warning - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Australian animals | Scoop.it
The Department of Environment and Heritage Protection is warning north Queensland residents to be on the lookout for crocodiles as temperatures soar.

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WA Carnaby cockatoos under threat from diminishing habitat - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

WA Carnaby cockatoos under threat from diminishing habitat - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Australian animals | Scoop.it
Noisy, unique and endangered, the Canaby cockatoo, unique to South West WA is under threat from diminishing habitats.

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Marine birds under threat - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Marine birds under threat - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Australian animals | Scoop.it
There's been a major disruption to a marine bird breeding program on the New South Wales far south coast.

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Dolphin births a sign Swan health is improving - ABC Perth - Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Dolphin births a sign Swan health is improving - ABC Perth - Australian Broadcasting Corporation | Australian animals | Scoop.it
Scientists say the births of several new dolphins in the Swan River is a sign the health of the waterway is improving.

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Australia’s unusual species

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Australia has some of the world’s most unusual biological specimens.

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Interbreeding among 2 shark species => hybrid shark! #Australia #Ocean #Scuba

Interbreeding among 2 shark species => hybrid shark! #Australia #Ocean #Scuba | Australian animals | Scoop.it
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Alexis La Rosa's comment, February 22, 2013 1:35 AM
Mules, Ligers, and Zorses, oh my!
In Australia, sharks have joined the leagues of the hybrid species.
While actually quite rare in the wild, these sharks are interbreeding frequently. At one point a total of 57 hybrid sharks were found along 200 km of coastline, a truly impressive feat.
In Australia, even the fish are awesome.
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New dolphin species discovered in Victoria, Australia

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Dolphins living in Port Phillip Bay on Melbourne's doorstep have been declared to be a new species.

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Cuttlefish – Species of the Reef | Great Barrier Reef | Cairns, Australia

Cuttlefish – Species of the Reef | Great Barrier Reef | Cairns, Australia | Australian animals | Scoop.it
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Saving Australian endangered species - a policy gap and political ...

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Australia has a remarkable record of bringing animals back from the dead. All around the country there are animals and plants that were reduced to near extinction. But through thorough research, clever management coupled ...
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Australia's most endangered species - Australian Geographic

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Australia is home to some unique critters, but it also has one of the highest extinction rates in the world.
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Australia's critically endangered animal species

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Australia has 96 critically endangered animal species, listed below. Over the coming months, we will be publishing a profile of each of them, looking at the threats to their survival, what’s being done to protect them, and what more needs to be done.

“Critically endangered” is the highest threat level that can be assigned to a wild species (lower levels are “endangered” and “vulnerable”). These species are either facing an extremely high risk of extinction, or have numbers which decreased (or will) by 80% within three generations. Some of these species may already be extinct.


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Alexis La Rosa's comment, February 22, 2013 1:58 AM
This, sadly monstrous, list of endangered species in Australia tells the tale, of not only how many more species of animals Australia could hold, of the rare animals in Australia.
These species deserve a little TLC.
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Unique Australian Animals - Facts and Photos

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Australia’s long isolation from other continents has helped evolution to create some of the most unique creatures in the world.

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