department of environment and conservation

Entanglement fears for local dolphin

March 22nd, 2013

Researchers from the Murdoch University Cetacean Research Unit (MUCRU) are urging the public to think of dolphin safety after a recent dolphin entanglement.

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New report reveals insights into Swan River dolphin population

January 18th, 2013

A new Murdoch report reveals that 20 dolphins are resident year-round in the Swan Canning Riverpark, while 16 others make occasional visits.

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$100k for environmental projects at University

November 21st, 2012

Murdoch University’s Environmental Restoration Group (MERG) has received more than $100,000 in grants for environmental projects which will bring benefits to the South Street campus and the wider community.

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Waking snakes a danger to pets

November 8th, 2012

The Murdoch University Veterinary Hospital has reported several incidents of pets suffering snake bites due to warming weather and advise owners to be aware of dangers, symptoms and what to do following an attack.

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$850k to conserve rare freshwater fish

October 18th, 2012

Murdoch University researchers have helped to secure an $850,000 grant to conserve three species of endangered fresh water fish native to the South-West of Western Australia.

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Another black cockatoo chick hatches at Murdoch

September 13th, 2012

A threatened species of wild black cockatoo has produced a new chick at Murdoch’s South Street Campus – only the second time the bird is thought to have bred in the Perth metro area.

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Newmont to fund black cockatoo health research

August 28th, 2012

Murdoch University is to receive $150,000 from Newmont Boddington Gold to help fund black cockatoo health research over the next three years.

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New funds for campus cockatoos and woodlands

August 15th, 2012

New funding will help conservation on the Murdoch University campus, including programs for endangered Carnaby’s and Forest Red-tailed Black Cockatoos.

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Murdoch researchers back bid to safeguard Australia’s biodiversity

July 31st, 2012

Murdoch University researchers are part of a bid for a new Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) dedicated to Australia’s wildlife populations.

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Phytophthora dieback conference looks at Blue Mountains and ‘graveyard sites’

July 9th, 2012

The 11th annual Dieback Information Group (DIG) conference is setting its sights on ways to protect Australia’s most cherished landscapes.

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