freshwater sawfish

Murdoch researchers highlight the cruelty of amputating sawfish rostra

February 18th, 2016

A Green Sawfish with its rostrum amputated (Pic: David Morgan)

The cruel act of amputating distinctive sawfish rostra for trophies should be afforded the same attention as the poaching of body parts from other endangered species like rhinos, a Murdoch University researcher has said.

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Endangered sawfish killed in river low in oxygen

December 17th, 2015

Some of the dead freshwater sawfish and bull sharks (Pic: Dr David Morgan)

A fish kill event in the Kimberley has seen at least 12 critically endangered freshwater sawfish die in water that was depleted in oxygen.

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Sawfish hits top international endangered list

October 16th, 2012

The Freshwater Sawfish is one of only two WA species to be included on an international hotlist for extinction – the International Union for Conservation of Nature's Species Survival Commission's report 'Priceless or Worthless'.

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Funding for the Fitzroy's Freshwater Sawfish

June 8th, 2010

A Murdoch University program to track endangered sawfish in the Fitzroy River has been awarded an extra $110,000 in funding.

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