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Blog Post - FNPW Supporters Tour Middle Head Forts

A lucky group of FNPW supporters were recently given a tour of Sydney Harbour National Park at Middle Head by Rangers from the NSW Parks & Wildlife Service. The Middle Head forts complex covers 150 years of NSW military history and contains one of the oldest surviving colonial fortifications, featuring observation points, search lights, gun emplacements and other defensive structures.  

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Blog Post - Corporate Volunteers Lend A Hand At Middle Head

Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife and NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service would like to thank employees from LENDLEASE for participating in a Corporate Volunteer Day, held at Sydney Harbour National Park, Middle Head on 13 September 2018. 

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Blog Post - Taking Action To Reduce Marine Debris

Sea Turtles confuse floating plastic bags with jellyfish - their favourite food. Turtles, Seals, Whales, Dolphins and Dugongs allget hopelessly entangled in floating nets discarded by commercial fishing operations. Once trapped within their deadly grasp, they can drift for days before slowly drowning.
 

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Blog Post - Cracking The 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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Blog Post - Helping Murray River Turtles Fight Back

Despite severe declining numbers, one of Australia’s favourite animals, the Murray River Turtle, are fighting back from the brink of extinction. Murray River turtles have declined by 90% in the last 40 years and in some areas of Australia, are extinct. The turtles are declining at an alarming rate and unless action is taken the entire population could be wiped out. The Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife (FNPW) is currently working with Western Sydney University’s Dr Ricky Spencer and his team to implement a solution that will help save this unique national species. 

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