Whiteman Park Bushfire Update: Looks like everyone’s been paying attention in fire drills.

Its now just over a month since a bushfire burnt through most of the Woodland Reserve at Whiteman Park and as I did promise an update and now have something to report here it is…
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Paper: Factors affecting underpass use by bandicoots and bobtails

My research into the factors affecting the use of underpasses by native fauna has finally been peer reviewed and revised and revised again and is now published. The paper, imaginatively titled, ‘Factors affecting the use of fauna underpasses by bandicoots and bobtail lizards’ was published online in the journal Animal Conservation today and you can get it here. Continue reading Paper: Factors affecting underpass use by bandicoots and bobtails

One small step in listing, one giant leap towards extinction

Back in the 1990s when the tammar wallaby and the woylie were removed from the threatened species list as a result of the success of operation Western Shield, there was a lot of arm waving and back patting from the then Department of Conservation and Land Management and justifiably so. This was the first time that any species world wide had been delisted as a result of conservation actions. Since then the news for the listing of threatened fauna in Western Australia has been on the whole far less positive. Continue reading One small step in listing, one giant leap towards extinction

When your home burns down just before Christmas…

The words of that Band Aid song are running through me head… “Do they know its Christmas time at all?”.  Of course they dont!  They’re wild animals who don’t care about presents and egg nogg… Continue reading When your home burns down just before Christmas…

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