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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Devil Ark

Captive breeding programs are saving the Tasmanian Devils from the brink of extinction. As one of the largest living carnivorous marsupials in the world, the endemic Australian animal once roamed throughout mainland Australia...
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Green Parrot Breeding Project

Degraded habitat will be restored on Phillip Island due to the construction of an on-island nursery for endemic and threatened plants. A sense of ownership will grow as community members participate in running the nursery, propagating, and planting on Phillip Island. Before this, Phillip Island (6 km off Norfolk Island) was been stripped of plants and topsoil by introduced rabbits, pigs, and goats.
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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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Genetic Code Of Koalas

A team of Australian and international scientists, led by Professor Rebecca Johnson, Director of the Australian Museum Research Institute and Professor Katherine Belov, University of Sydney, have made a significant break-through successfully sequencing the full koala genome. Considered to be the most complete marsupial genome sequenced to date, it is in terms of quality, on par with the human genome.
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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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Nest Boxes in Plenty Gorge Park

Plenty Gorge Park is a refuge for arboreal marsupials including Feathertail Gliders, Sugar Gliders and importantly the Brushtail Phascogale (FFG listed and vulnerable both in Victoria and nationally). Existing nest boxes at PGP were in poor condition & significant areas of vegetation lacked old growth eucalypts with hollows for nesting and breeding sites.
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Youth Wildlife Ambassadors

The Phillip Island Youth Wildlife Ambassador program is designed to get younger people in the local community involved in helping protect nature and wildlife on the island. Seven ambassadors were selected for this year's program, two more than originally expected. Each prospective ambassador had to apply online and answer a series of questions.
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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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