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Rewilding is the process where lost or missing ecosystem functions are returned to an area by returning the animals that provide the required functions naturally. FAUNA Research Alliance and Conservation

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Little Desert Rewilding has Begun!

There’s an air of excited anticipation at Little Desert Lodge, near Nhill, in the Western Victoria Wimmerra, as long made plans are turning into on-ground action.  An innovative partnership between

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Kimberley Ark defends against Cane Toad invasion

The Kimberley Ark genebank is a key part of Project Kimberley. Cane toads are highly toxic and as they have advanced across Northern Australia, populations of quolls, goannas and other

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FAUNA/WWF collaboration aims to bring Rock Wallaby back to ACT

The elusive Brush-tailed Rock Wallaby (Petrogale pencillata, also know as the Shadow) that once bounded up rock outcrops and grazed on the highland grasses, is now sadly extinct in the

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Saving Frogs from Chytridiomycosis

At least six species of Australian frogs have not been observed in the wild since the initial impact from the fungal chytridiomycosis and are probably extinct. Seven other frog species

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Rewilding Little Desert

FAUNA Research Alliance’s ‘Rewilding the Desert’ project ambitiously aims to return the missing wildlife of the Wimmera and restore its complex and once dynamic ecosystem to sustainability. To achieve this,

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Community engagement key to environmental restoration

The Australian countryside is facing unprecedented threats, with invasive species and agriculture diminishing ecosystems across already fragmented landscapes. Remnants of habitat are becoming increasingly isolated, biological processes disrupted and overall

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FAUNABank: Investing in Biodiversity

A critical missing element in wildlife conservation is the long-term security of our diminishing wildlife genetic diversity. Critical genes for the survival and future evolution of species are being lost

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Rewilding The Yorke Peninsula

The southern Yorke Peninsula (SYP) Island biodiversity project encompasses an area of some 120,000 hectares, at the end of a narrow peninsula approx 40 km wide and some 140 km

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FAUNA Research Alliance Works To Protect Black Cockatoo

Three black cockatoo species are endemic to south-west Western Australia, a recognised global biodiversity hotspot – Carnaby’s cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus latirostris), Baudin’s cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus baudinii) and forest red-tailed black cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus

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Wombats: Bulldozers of the Bush

The southern hairy-nosed wombat (Lasiorhinus latifrons) is a charismatic Australian marsupial species, South Australia’s state faunal emblem, a species of conservation significance and a major soil engineer within the semi

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Rewilding the Grampians for Land Management

Weed invasion, pest animals, declining soil quality, exotic disease prevalence, declining seed dispersal and pollination rates are not just issues for farmers. The same set of problems are faced by

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FAUNA Research Alliance scientists produce frogs from frozen sperm

FAUNA Research Alliance scientists from the Conservation Biology Group at the University of Newcastle are anxiously waiting to see if the first tadpoles produced from frozen frog sperm will complete

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