Search for an endangered mouse – Part 1

February 24, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
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Rats and mice, YUK! Most people find them disgusting creatures that spread disease, can bite you and leave a mess of droppings and stink in your kitchen or shed. Not me, I actually spend some of my time trying to save some of our Australian rodents from going extinct!

Native rodents (65 species) comprise about one quarter of all Australian land mammals, and I have the privilege of being involved with the study of one of our most endangered mice, the Hastings River Mouse.

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The Hastings River Mouse is much bigger than a Read more

Fire and Biodiversity

January 24, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
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Burning the bush to reduce the risk of wildfires damaging properties is a common practice for land management agencies throughout the world. Here in Bouddi National Park on the Central Coast of New South Wales Australia we recently conducted a hazard reduction burn to help with fire management.

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The burn went really well and we had to burn off the Read more

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