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Endangered Species in Victoria | Canberra weather

by on December 2, 2021 0

news, latest news Thousands of animals and plants could go extinct in Victoria due to climate change, invasive species and habitat loss, a parliamentary inquiry has found. A two-year survey of ecosystem decline, tabled in Parliament on Thursday, found native species are experiencing significant declines in population size and distribution. About 2,000 animals, plants...

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San Antonio Zoo rehabilitated and released rare rough-legged mud turtles

by on November 23, 2021 0

A three-and-a-half-year journey ends with the San Antonio Zoo release of six rough-legged mud turtles. The zoo’s conservation team and Texas Parks and Wildlife worked together to rehabilitate endangered species. The turtles, which were originally discovered at a family’s ranch outside of Marfa, were successfully released to their home pond in late October. Native...

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Attract attention: surprise discovery of two new species of very noisy frogs

by on November 22, 2021 0

Scientists from Newcastle University, the Australian Museum, the South Australian Museum and Queensland National Parks and Wildlife have found and described two new species of very noisy frogs from eastern Australia: the slender bleating tree frog, Litoria balatus and the howling tree frog, Litoria quiritatus. Posted today in Zootaxa, the newly described slender bleating...

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How to get rid of invasive species in your garden

by on November 20, 2021 0

Coming from a rural area that really hasn’t grown much in the past 35 years, I’m not used to seeing a lot of invasive species around my home and farm. In fact, there was hardly any! However, we had two, probably abandoned by birds or other wildlife, and then there are two more species...

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Marine biologists discover new species of octopus

by on November 18, 2021 0

The newly discovered species of octopus inhabits the shallow waters off southwestern Australia and belongs to the Common octopus group, according to a new paper published in the journal Zootaxons. The star octopus (Octopus Djinda). Image Credit: Mark Norman / Amor & Hart, doi: 10.11646 / zootaxa.5061.1.7. “Shallow-water benthic species are among the most...

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A baby elephant loses its trunk

by on November 15, 2021 0

Editor’s Note: Some may find the images in this story disturbing. BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) – A baby elephant on the Indonesian island of Sumatra had half his trunk amputated after being caught in what authorities said on Monday was a trap set by poachers who attack endangered species. Filmed: a woman gives birth...

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