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Blog Post - Helping the Endangered Western Swamp Tortoise

The Western Swamp Tortoise is one of Australia’s most endangered reptiles. It is only 15 cm in length and is found in Western Australia. Its name is the clue to its unique behaviour – it can only survive in a particular type of swamp with clay and sand that fill with water for only a short period each year. When the swamp dries up, the tortoises aestivate (a type of hibernation) and re-emerge to feed and breed once winter rains start. 

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Blog Post - Improving Access to Mount Field National Park

National Parks are for all of us to enjoy. However, some areas can be a challenge, with difficult terrain in remote areas discouraging the less adventurous to visit. But these are sometimes the most pristine and biologically diverse places in our protected Parks system. 

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Blog Post - Protecting the Vulnerable White-throated Grasswren in Kakadu National Park

Wildfires can be very beneficial to Australian landscapes, clearing weeds and breaking open seedpods of trees that only revegetate after fire. But fires can also have devastating effects on wildlife that cannot escape and some populations can be severely depleted by bushfires.  

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Blog Post - Helping Conserve Kangaroo Island’s Southern Brown Bandicoot

A project to conserve the nocturnal and secretive southern brown bandicoot on Kangaroo Island in South Australia has successfully collected data that will improve fire management and conservation activities to protect the remaining bandicoot population on the island.  

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Blog Post - Creating new koala habitat in Victoria

Over the past 20 years more than 70% of the Manna Gum community has been lost and without intervention we will lose this unique and rare habitat type, along with the koalas and many other plants and animals that rely on it. 

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