Environment & Conservation

MANY people visit the WA Museum to see scientific and cultural displays without being aware of its vast research collection that can help us understand and conserve endangered species.

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.

Rock wallabies return

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

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.

Though you might not find all of them in your backyard, these organisms are native and unique to WA. Some are cute, others are funny, some are just plain weird. Read on and get to know your neighbours better this WA Day!

PERTH Zoo keepers have high hopes WA’s rarest bird could produce the world’s first captive-bed western ground parrot chick in the coming months.

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.

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