Environment & Conservation
WESTERN Australia’s urban sprawl may be closing in on the future of the state’s fragile native plant and bird population, according to a recent study.
THE stunning environs of Kalbarri National Park are alive once again with the presence of black-flanked rock-wallabies (Petrogale lateralis) after Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPAW) staff and volunteers released 23 new wallabies into the gorge in May.
SEVEN hectares of bushland in Kings Park went up in smoke recently but it was all in the name of science, with the controlled burn aimed at identify the best methods of managing bushfire around Perth.
KANGAROOS caught in the throes of a passionate encounter, boxing kangaroos and possums up close and personal are among the many thousands of images that infra-red remote-sensor cameras are capturing across the state’s northern jarrah forests.
INDUSTRIAL saltworks in the Pilbara and an unusual saltwater lake in the Gascoyne have been identified as unlikely but important pit stops and feeding grounds for migrating shorebirds.
FOR just a few precious days every year a few lucky people can glance 66 million years into the past as the surf rolls back low enough on the Kimberley coast to reveal the wonderland of dinosaur footprints on its rocky ocean platforms.
THE vegetation growth in forests and shrublands of WA’s global biodiversity hotspot are showing alarming declines, according to a recent study which found a quarter of the hotspot’s woody vegetation had disappeared in the past 16 years.