News: Environment

New ACT wetlands aims to protect environment and provide safe swimming

Construction has started on wetlands in the Fyshwick catchment that will clean stormwater flowing into Lake Burley Griffin and downstream into the Murrumbidgee River system. The…

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Jan 28, 2019 Environment / Parks / Recreation / Safety /


Australian Reptile Park becomes first NSW zoo to receive an endangered numbat

The Australian Reptile Park has become the first New South Wales zoo to receive a numbat. The arrival of the endangered female numbat (named Pip), will help raise the awareness of…

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Jan 28, 2019 Attractions / Education / Environment /


Saltwater crocodile killed at popular Broome beach

Western Australian Parks and Wildlife Service officials have defended the decision to kill a 3.7-metre saltwater crocodile at a popular Broome beach in Western Australia's Kimberley.…

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Jan 26, 2019 Environment / Parks / Safety /


Prominent industry achievers recognised in Australia Day Honours 

Stars of the stage and screen, top athletes and dozens of local heroes are among the 1,127 Australians across a wide range of industries to be recognised in this year's Australia Day…

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Jan 26, 2019 Aquatics / Attractions / Entertainment / Environment / Sport /


Plan for Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens to attract more visitors

Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens could soon be attracting thousands more visitors, with the Victorian Government to provide a $5 million in initial funding for a proposed new nature…

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Jan 25, 2019 Attractions / Environment / Parks / Tourism /


Marine sanctuaries allow rock lobsters to thrive

Parks Victoria surveys of rock lobsters in Victorian marine protected areas have revealed populations are thriving, indicating that Wilsons Promontory Marine National Park, Merri Marine…

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Jan 24, 2019 Environment / Parks /


Melbourne Zoo builds hydro gym for reptiles

Melbourne Zoo has built a revolutionary, world-first hydro gym for its reptiles - designed to keep the animals fit and healthy. The concept for the custom-designed exercise pool is the…

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Jan 22, 2019 Attractions / Education / Environment /


Taronga Zoo to acknowledge critically endangered species on Australia Day

Taronga Zoo is highlighting that Australia Day celebrations should also include acknowledging some of the nation's critically endangered species such as a little…

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Jan 21, 2019 Attractions / Education / Environment /


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