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Blog Post - Baby Turtles Released As Part Of Murray Tracking Program

In November 2018 a small group of residents from the Riverglades community in SA assisted Claudia Sontori, a PhD student from the University of Western Sydney, to collect turtle eggs from six different mother turtles.  They successfully collected over 150 eggs which were then carefully transported to Sydney for incubation and then brought back to SA to be hatched in January 2019. After the turtles had hatched, a disparate band of approximately 20 residents, along with media representatives from the ABC and Murray Valley Standard, were on hand to take part in the release of approximately 100 Murray River Short neck turtle hatchlings.  

Blog Post - FNPW Funding Threatened Species Research
A novel research project is investigating the key determinants of greater glider habitat selection and quality in south-east Australia. The focus is on the role of climate, forest structure and quality, and distribution of foraging resources on and within the habitat of greater gliders. To date these factors have been investigated separately and at small scales. This project will integrate these drivers at the landscape-scale through new methodologies based on remote-sensing to inform forest management and conservation planning and facilitate the development of a reserve network that maximizes habitat quality... 
Blog Post - Kangaroo Island Coastal Habitat Protection Expanded

A wilderness protection area on the north-west coast of Kangaroo Island has been expanded by around 168 hectares to increase protection of pristine woodland habitat. Kangaroo Island’s Cape Torrens Wilderness Protection Area has been increased from 940 hectares to nearly 1108 hectares, thanks to funding received from the Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife.  

Blog Post - FNPW Supporter Survey

In March, FNPW asked donors and subscribers to tell us about themselves and their conservation interests. Here are some of the findings from the 1,518 surveys that were completed.

Blog Post - Retracing Their Steps

The Yorktown Historic Site is one of Tasmania’s earliest European settlement sites - settled in 1804. Abandoned a few years later, it is now recognised and on the Tasmanian Heritage register. In 2000 most of the site was overgrown with gorse. Volunteers have been working to remove the gorse, re-establish the native flora on the site and, by the provision of historical information, encourage visitors... 


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