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Volunteers make the difference in cockatoo count

Wednesday, 29 July 2015 Schools > Natural Sciences > Research activity > Centre for Ecosystem Management > News and events > Centre for Ecosystem Management > 2015 > 07

Without the help of hundreds of 'citizen scientists' there's no way we could possibly monitor the decline of one of WA's iconic, endangered birds, the Carnaby's black-cockatoo.

Perth arsonists put lizards at risk

Thursday, 21 May 2015 Schools > Natural Sciences > Research activity > Centre for Ecosystem Management > News and events > Centre for Ecosystem Management > 2015 > 05

More species of reptile call Perth home than any city in the world but arsonists are putting our scaly citizens at risk according to new ECU research.

Ferals, strays, pets: how to control the cats that are eating our wildlife

Thursday, 18 September 2014 Schools > Natural Sciences > Research activity > Centre for Ecosystem Management > News and events > Centre for Ecosystem Management > 2014 > 09

Feral domestic cats are a global threat to biodiversity and were recently named as the biggest threat to endangered Australian mammals.

Stunner doesn’t mind getting down and dirty

Thursday, 11 September 2014 Schools > Natural Sciences > Research activity > Centre for Ecosystem Management > News and events > Centre for Ecosystem Management > 2014 > 09

The Rainbow Bee-eater is a sight to behold, gracing the sky with its splendid plumage of dazzling golden, emerald, and sapphire plumage, and bright red eyes.

Pint-sized marsupial punches above its weight

Friday, 05 September 2014 Schools > Natural Sciences > Research activity > Centre for Ecosystem Management > News and events > Centre for Ecosystem Management > 2014 > 09

The fat-tailed dunnart might look cute but the mouse-sized marsupial’s harmless exterior belies a ferocious spirit – they’ve been known to kill snakes and other predators when cornered.

Birds at risk from dieback

Thursday, 20 March 2014 Schools > Natural Sciences > Research activity > Centre for Ecosystem Management > News and events > Centre for Ecosystem Management > 2014 > 03

Native birds are a little known victim of dieback in the South West of Western Australia according to a new study by ECU researchers.

No parenting award for malleefowl

Friday, 27 December 2013 Schools > Natural Sciences > Research activity > Centre for Ecosystem Management > News and events > Centre for Ecosystem Management > 2013 > 12

Despite the trouble to build nests 20 metres wide, adult malleefowl leave their young to fend for themselves.

Elusive parrot not a flight risk

Wednesday, 18 December 2013 Schools > Natural Sciences > Research activity > Centre for Ecosystem Management > News and events > Centre for Ecosystem Management > 2013 > 12

Why would a bird perfectly capable of flying decide to spend most of its life on the ground?

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