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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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Preparation of Annual Ecology Budget Must be Mandatory for Government

Western Australia’s 2021-22 Budget has highlighted a record general government operating surplus estimated at $5.6 billion, and a $2.8 billion operating surplus forecast for 2021-22. The estimated 2021-22 Federal Budget deficit is $106.6 billion. We are accustomed to receiving annual budgets from the governments. As a budget is a financial ...

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A Guide to Land Snails of Australia¦BOOK REVIEW

Paperback | July 2022 | $ 49.99ISBN: 9781486313525 | 184 pages | 215 x 148 mmPublisher: CSIRO PublishingB&W photographs, Colour photographs, Illustrations ePDF | July 2022ISBN: 9781486313532Publisher: CSIRO PublishingAvailable from eRetailers ePUB | July 2022ISBN: 9781486313549Publisher: CSIRO PublishingAvailable from eRetailers Following the two large volumes of Australian Land shells, this guide introduces ...

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Helping Phascogales on the Edge

DRB Nats 12th August 2022 The guest speaker for the August Meeting was Mick Davies, a well-known local conservationist and leader talking about his encounter with Phascogales. A proven environmental project manager and communicator, he uses his extensive ecological knowledge, excellent project management skills and proven community engagement experience to ...

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