department of parks and wildlife
June 20th, 2016
In a world first, researchers at Murdoch University have teamed up with industry to track endangered Carnaby’s cockatoos in the southwest of Western Australia, using state-of-the-art technology developed in the Netherlands that will provide insight into threats to the endangered species.
March 8th, 2016
Murdoch University scientists involved in a project to restock the Swan and Canning Rivers with Western School Prawns have identified a key predator of the juveniles and are using their research findings to maximise prawn survival rates.
February 29th, 2016
Ongoing research of a dolphin population in south-western Australia has revealed for the first time, a unique cycle in social bonds between adult female bottlenose dolphins, which is leading to informed conservation for the animals.
August 26th, 2015
Six rehabilitated forest red-tailed black cockatoos have been released into Murdoch University’s wild flock in an innovative tracking program.
August 5th, 2015
Researchers at Murdoch University and the Department of Parks and Wildlife will be releasing nine rehabilitated Baudin’s cockatoos as part of the program and will track the birds’ movements through their range to breeding and foraging sites in the south-west of Western Australia.
March 25th, 2015
Professor Lynnath Beckley led a team who developed the first map of human activity along the western Kimberley coast using aerial surveys.
December 16th, 2014
A Murdoch University dolphin expert has advised that members of the public should enjoy observing dolphins from a distance this summer.
October 28th, 2014
A collaborative research project is measuring the possible impacts of coastal development on female humpback whales and their calves as they take rest breaks in sheltered waters along Western Australia’s north-west coast.
October 6th, 2014
A small Australian marsupial called the woylie or brush-tailed bettong is once again critically endangered as a result of predators, principally cats according to a Murdoch Professor.