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Emu videos, photos and facts - Dromaius novaehollandiae - ARKive

Emu videos, photos and facts - Dromaius novaehollandiae - ARKive | Australian koala conservation | Scoop.it
Learn more about the Emu - with amazing Emu videos, photos and facts on ARKive
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One of Australia’s most famous animals, the emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae) is a large flightless bird, second only to the ostrich in heightThe emu’s large, bulky body is covered in shaggy grey-brown feathers that conceal tiny wings. Each foot is equipped with three, forward-facing toes on the end of long, powerful legs, capable of propelling this large bird at speeds of up to 50 kilometres per hour

The emu has an omnivorous diet that typically includes a wide variety of fruits, shoots, seeds, insects and other small animals, and droppingsThe emu inhabits a variety of habitats including grassland, wooded savannah, dry forest and semi-desertFollowing the arrival of European settlers, the emu was widely hunted for meat and oil, while the eggs were also collected for food. This led to the species’ extinction from several islands, including Tasmania

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Koala Conservation Efforts

Koala Conservation Efforts | Australian koala conservation | Scoop.it
There are plenty of conservation efforts in place for the Koala. They were once heavily hunted for their furs, drastically reducing their population in the wild.
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There are plenty of conservation efforts in place for the Koala. They were once heavily hunted for their furs, drastically reducing their population in the wild. Today they are still hunted by some for the furs but there isn’t a large amount of money in it as there was before. Due to that change the incentive has vanished for many of the earlier hunters that were looking to make some fast money.

Conservation efforts heavily fall in the effort of trying to protect the habitat where these animals live. Large areas of the forest continue to be cut down and removed for other things to be put in their place. There are now busy highways that continue through these areas as well.

As a result of those roads there are many accidents involving vehicles and Koalas. In some of these areas the speed limits have been significantly reduced, especially at night time. This has helped somewhat but there are still plenty of accidents that occur annually in these areas. At the same time the eucalyptus trees can end up offering less nutritional value as the sun zaps it. These animals are already working with low nutritional value toMore than 80% of the forests in Australia where eucalyptus trees grow have been removed. There is only 20% left for these animals to live on start with.There are many experts that believe the Koala will become extinct within the next 30 years if efforts aren’t taken to protect them now

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Kangaroo conservation and management - Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR)

Kangaroo conservation and management - Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR) | Australian koala conservation | Scoop.it
DEWNR is responsible for the conservation and management of three abundant kangaroo species in SA.
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These species are widespre

There are a range of management programs underway in South Australia to conserve and restore ecosystems both on and off reserves. These programs involve the:

removal of threats, such as environmental weeds or grazing by domestic stock and feral animalseradication of introduced predators such as foxes and catsre-introduction of threatened species and the restoration of habitat through revegetation programs.

ad in South Australia and are potected

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