Tag Archives: Conservation

Platypus: Plethora or Paucity?

Hannah Evans (u6680603) Despite maintaining their geographic range across Eastern Australia, platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) populations are dropping. At least 100 unique species have become extinct in Australia since European settlement. With the worst mammal extinction rate of any country, monitoring … Continue reading

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Things are heating up: invasive grassy weeds and climate change in Canberra

What is a weed? As described in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Weeds Strategy, a weed is ‘considered to be a terrestrial or aquatic species of non-native or native plant that is harmful to the natural environment (ecosystems/biodiversity), agriculture and … Continue reading

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Mulligans flat sanctuary: The return of Bettongs

It’s rare to find a sanctuary for native flora and fauna in the capital city of a country, but Mulligan’s Flat Woodland Sanctuary is one of those rarities. This sanctuary encloses over 400 hectares of critically endangered yellow box and … Continue reading

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Why Conserve Biodiversity?

Text and photos by Heitor Cavalcanti de Albuquerque (u5250410) It is interesting to think about the fact that despite all organisms exhibit the same controlling structure (DNA expression), the variety of forms, colors, size, perception of the world and a … Continue reading

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The Moral Pitfalls of the Triage System

  Look at this photo of a baby koala. Sqqquueee!!! It’s so cute! Look at her fluffy ears! Look at her big nose and button eyes! We know that koalas are on the decline in all States and Territories except … Continue reading

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