News & Reports

Biosecurity of native biodiversity: Naturalists have a crucial role

Australia has unique natural biodiversity. Reports indicate that about 94% of amphibians, 46% of birds, 93% of flowering plants, 69% of mammals and 93% of reptiles in Australia are endemic. In addition to climate change, the risk of harmful exotic invasive species (biological threats) entering, establishing, and spreading is the ...

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Western Australia’s Soil Microbiome: Out of Sight and Out of Mind

Western Australia has over the years made several good policies, plans, and investment decisions regarding the conservation of natural environment and biodiversity. One such recent decision included plans to end native forestry logging. From 2024, timber taken from native forests will be limited to forest management activities that improve forest ...

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VALE Yvonne Coate OAM [1937-2022]

Former president of the club, Kevin Coate wishes to advise members that Yvonne Coate has passed away after a long battle with cancer. Our condolences to Kevin from the Council. The Funeral Cortege for Mrs Yvonne Coate of Canning Vale will arrive at FREMANTLE Cemetery, Carrington Street, Palmyra at 10:30am ...

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Dryandra Woodlands¦Darling Range Branch Visit

 DRB Nats 21 -23 October 2022 This intergenerational weekend offered the 19 participants a variety of opportunities to see the Dryandra woodland featuring the largest remnant of native vegetation in the western Wheatbelt. It’s a valuable and diverse conservation area. Well-signed walking trails guided us through magnificent open eucalypt woodland. The tall, white-barked wandoo and the mallet trees are impressive. ...

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ISLAND JEWELS: The natural history of Western Australia’s islands

ADVERTISEMENT This is the first book to describe the biodiversity and natural history of Western Australia’s (WA) more than 3000 islands, almost all of which are either national parks, nature reserves, or Indigenous Protected Areas; a situation unique world-wide. Western Australia is in the unique position of having a globally-significant ...

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