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High flying technology helping conserve WA’s threatened black cockatoos

June 20th, 2016

A black cockatoo part of the tracking project(Image courtesy Keith Lightbody)

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.

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Researchers to track threatened black cockatoos at Murdoch University

August 26th, 2015

Forest red-tailed black cockatoos are being released and tracked at Murdoch University

Six rehabilitated forest red-tailed black cockatoos have been released into Murdoch University’s wild flock in an innovative tracking program.

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National award for Wildlife Health

August 12th, 2015

Associate Professor Kris Warren has won a national award for her work in wildlife health.

Associate Professor Kris Warren won the Barry L. Munday Recognition Award for her work in wildlife health.

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New tracking program for Baudin’s cockatoos

August 5th, 2015

A major tracking program for Baudin

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.

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Disease threat to declining mammals of Top End

July 27th, 2015

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A disease investigation into the cause of the alarming decline in small native mammals of the Top End has shed light on the challenge facing Australia in saving our unique wildlife.

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Investigating the health threats to endangered eastern gorillas

October 1st, 2014

A Murdoch University PhD student is working in a mountainous region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to investigate the health of endangered eastern gorillas, the humans and other primates living near them.

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Dramatic decline to mammal populations reach critical point

May 30th, 2014

Little is known of the role disease plays in the alarming decline of small to medium sized mammals in the Northern Territory.

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Investigation into increased humpback whale strandings in WA

May 28th, 2014

Murdoch researchers are investigating why an unprecedented number of humpback whales, predominantly calves and juveniles, have stranded on the west coast of Australia since 2008.

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Health check for Swan River dolphins

January 20th, 2014

Murdoch University researchers have commenced a new study investigating the health of the dolphins inhabiting the Swan Canning Riverpark.

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Vet students go wild in South Africa

September 17th, 2013

A group of Murdoch veterinary students have just returned from the 'excursion of a lifetime' at a game ranch in South Africa. Dr Kris Warren and Dr Lian Yeap from Murdoch’s Conservation Medicine Program led the 22 undergraduate students, who are in their third or fourth year of study.

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