WA Bird Watering Stations

The bird waterers in Jirdarup Bushland are specifically designed to aid the survival of local native birdlife, particularly the endangered Carnaby's Black Cockatoos and vulnerable Forest Red-Tailed Black Cockatoos that roost and feed in the area. The structures are popular with all manner of bird species large and small and provide them with clean water all year round.
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Red-Tailed Phascogale

The Red-Tailed Phascogale (Phascogale calura) was once wide-spread across southern Australia, but is now limited to a ‘triangle’ in south-west WA. Loss of habitat (wandoo / sheoak woodland) and predation by feral and domestic cats have been catastrophic for the species. It is listed as Endangered under the EPBC Act.
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Swan and Canning Rivers

Visitors will gain a better understanding of the natural and cultural values of the Swan and Canning rivers. An interpretation facility will be built in the Swan Canning Riverpark, with signage, art and multimedia to tell the stories of the area and particularly of its Aboriginal heritage. Before, the significant heritage of this area were not communicated to visitors.
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WA’s Woylie Survival

Unfortunately, since the 1990s, woylie numbers have decreased by over 90%. It was suggested that stress may be making the woylies more vulnerable to parasite infections so with help from FNPW, Stephanie Hing from Murdoch Univeristy, set about investigating possible links between stress, immunity and infection in woylies for her PhD.
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Western Swamp Tortoise

The Western Swamp Tortoise is one of Australia’s most endangered reptiles. It is only 15 cm in length and is found in Western Australia. Its name is the clue to its unique behaviour – it can only survive in a particular type of swamp with clay and sand that fill with water for only a short period each year. When the swamp dries up, the tortoises aestivate (a type of hibernation) and re-emerge to feed and breed once winter rains start.
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Feather-leaved Banksia of WA

Rising from the Ashes - the Feather-leaved Banksia - the critically endangered Feather-leaved Banksia Banksia brownii will receive much needed conservation attention. Banksias don't live forever, they get old and susceptible to disease. They need fire to release seeds and recruit new plants.
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