Environment & Conservation
THE frisky male jewel beetles (Julidomorpha saundersi), which made headlines in the 1980s for attempting to mate with discarded beer stubbies, seem to be at it again—only this time they are targeting fluoro-coloured safety equipment.
IT HAS been a busy year for environmental researchers and conservationists! From cat collars to super-continents, we have pulled together some of our most popular environment stories for 2015 to celebrate the conservation of Western Australia.
THE first comprehensive study of two shrub species from the Euphorbiaceae family, which only occur near Ravensthorpe, suggests the plant’s limited range may one day lead to its extinction if land clearing in the region continues.