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Researchers have rediscovered one of Australia’s rarest marsupials – the northern bettong – near Mount Carbine in Queensland’s far north.
WWF-Australia’s fisheries expert talks about the successes of working with the Tasmanian aquaculture industry, and what still needs to be done.
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Australia's Great Barrier Reef is one of the world's seven natural wonders, it is a prized World Heritage Area, the largest reef system and the biggest living structure on the planet. It sprawls over a jaw-dropping 344,400 square kilometres – an area so large that it can be seen from space.
The Reef is composed of 3,000 individual reef systems, 600 tropical islands and about 300 coral cays. This complex maze of habitats provides refuge for an astounding variety of marine plants and animals – from ancient sea turtles, reef fish and 134 species of sharks and rays, to 400 different hard and soft corals and a plethora of seaweeds.
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9 Feb 2017
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8 Feb 2017
Turtle hatchling emerges beside lump of coal in Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area
21 Dec 2016
Another 70,000 hectares to be cleared in Great Barrier Reef catchments as UNESCO watches
14 Dec 2016
If the Great Barrier Reef was treated like a dam it would get billions more in funding
2 Dec 2016
Australia’s Great Barrier Reef report to UNESCO “not accurate” says WWF
The Carnaby’s black cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus latirostris) is one of just two species of white-tailed black cockatoo found on Earth – the other is the Baudin’s cockatoo. Both species are endangered and found only in Southwest Australia.
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There are simple choices and changes we can make in our daily lives that will help us live more sustainably. We need to change the way we live to reduce our over-consuming lifestyles. Australians consume more of just about everything, per person, than people in other countries.
We consume lots of food, paper, timber, metals, energy, water, plastic, glass – you name it, as a nation we consume a lot of it. One way to measure our environmental impact is through an ecological footprint. On a global scale, Australia is a big-foot. We are our very own Yeti of consumption of natural resources.
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