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Aussie Ark have officially launched their campaign to save the eastern quoll! These gorgeous animals have been extinct from the mainland since 1963 due to habitat loss and feral predation. Money from the campaign will go towards establishing insurance populations that will then be released onto predator-proof fenced sites: [ Goo.gl Link ]
Aussie Ark have officially launched their campaign to save the eastern quoll

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This is one #backyardbird submission that we just couldn't go past. Meet Chook, Lorraine Atherton's resident ibis, who's been a regular for 12 years. "He digs up prawn heads I've buried and deposits them in my frog pond, bit annoying," Lorraine says, but she added that Chook does a lot by eating bugs and aerating the soil. Have you got a backyard bird companion? Tell us about them: [ Goo.gl Link ]
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Dr Sylvia Earle, famously dubbed “Her Deepness” by The New York Times and recognised as a Library of Congress Living Legend, is one of the 20th century’s most legendary explorers. At a time when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were synonymous with the greatest feats of exploration, Sylvia was pushing the bounds of human knowledge in the ocean. Here, we get her thoughts on the Great Barrier Reef.
Dr Sylvia Earle famously dubbed “Her Deepness” by The New York Times

Legendary oceanographer Sylvia Earle offers message of hope for Great Barrier Reef

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Come out of your hollows because we've got some news you'll want to hear! If you're obsessed with the Australian environment, its flora and fauna now is your chance to apply for an editorial internship at Australian Geographic! You can read more about the requirements here: [ Goo.gl Link ]

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Renowned nature writer Tim Low asks the question, "why does Australia have wallabies that love rocks?" And the answer is more complex than you may think: [ Goo.gl Link ]
Renowned nature writer Tim Low asks the question "why does Australia have
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Ever wanted to better understand the ways of Kermit Sutra? This is everything you need to know, including diagrams.
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Explained: the weird world of frog sex

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This week’s reader photo of Busselton Jetty in Western Australia was captured by Amber Ramento: [ Goo.gl Link ]
This week’s reader photo of Busselton Jetty in Western Australia was captured
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"If their parent or sibling is killed, they may be inclined to stay near the body," which then makes several more birds vulnerable to road collisions. We spoke with superb parrot expert Laura Rayner to find out how we can prevent the death toll from rising.
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Threatened superb parrots are being wiped out by motorists, but you can help

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This week's #backyardbird is Tawn-Tawn the Tawny frogmouth, sent in by Fiona Bristowe. Fiona says this special tawny usually sits peacefully on her patio rafters. Recently, Fiona says that Tawn-Tawn was having some trouble with the heat. "On a very hot day this summer the sun was blazing onto his head. He was panting. Eventually, he allowed me to mist him with the hose until the sun had... View more »
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This little one is very rarely seen, with a very limited range in one of the most remote parts of Australia.
This little one is very rarely seen with a very limited range

Meet the tiniest rock-wallaby on Earth

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This is how you can attract frogs to your backyard, according to Australia's pre-eminent frog expert Jodi Rowley: [ Goo.gl Link ]
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The spinifex hopping mouse is one Australia's most fascinating creatures. This adorable marsupial produces solid urine to cope in the harsh Aussie desert: [ Goo.gl Link ]
The spinifex hopping mouse is one Australia's most fascinating creatures This adorable
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This beautiful wasp is a parasitic killer: [ Goo.gl Link ]
This beautiful wasp is a parasitic killer:
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Don't mistake these adorable animals for an introduced rodent.
Don't mistake these adorable animals for an introduced rodent

8 adorable Aussie desert marsupials

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Regional botanical gardens are totally unique for the quality care and love these plants receive from attentive local councils, community groups and volunteers.
Regional botanical gardens are totally unique for the quality care and love

10 regional botanic gardens you need to visit

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Happy Frog Friday! This portrait of a crucifix frog was recently captured by photographer Ryan Francis in outback Queensland. The frog gets its name from the striking black, red, and green cross-shaped pattern that runs all the way across its bright yellow back. And it has a weird gooey defence strategy: [ Goo.gl Link ]
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Mark Holdsworth, who has worked with the orange-bellied parrot since the 1980s, launched the GoFundMe campaign yesterday to fund a volunteer program that will monitor and feed the rare bird. So far Mark has raised $,3,360 of his $5,000 goal.
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Orange-bellied parrot in desperate need of funding

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6 ways you can prepare for the on-coming heatwave

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They may be small, but this little guy manages to thrive in Australia's harshest environment.
They may be small but this little guy manages to thrive in

This hopping mouse produces solid urine to cope in the harsh Aussie desert

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