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When Native Species and Humans Collide in Victoria

Victoria, one of Australia’s south-eastern states, is rich in biodiversity. However, pressures from human populations are threatening the survival of much-loved native species including the Weedy Sea Dragon, Burrunan Dolphin, Powerful Owl and Strzelecki Koala. Let’s explore how these endemic species are threatened by humans. Human behaviours such as land-clearing, demolition of cultural structures, animal …

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We Can’t Imagine an Australia Without Koalas. Here’s Why

Can you imagine an Australia without koalas? Australia’s most famous fluffy and cute marsupials are struggling to survive. So, it’s our duty to secure their survival. According to the Australia Koala Foundation, more than 65% of koala populations live in Victoria and South Australia. In early 2020, these two states were severely affected by bushfires …

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Discovering the Wild Side of Phillip Island’s Wildlife (Part 2)

It all started in the 1920s on a deserted stretch of Summerland Beach. Bern Denham, Bert West and Bert Watchorn, equipped with flashlights, led small groups of curious tourists along a lumpy, sandy shoreline only to perch in the dunes and wait as the sun sank at the horizon. Before long, the waddling would begin …

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