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Farewell furry friends - The Global Mail 6 Nov 2012

Pipistrelle-LLumsdenChristmas Isl. Pipistrelle - Lindy Lumsden

Trying to manage threatened species on limited budgets? We reveal the extinction lists that aim to save more plants and animals — by deciding what we can't save. by Ellen Fanning 

Full story HERE


Conflicting sustainable seafood guides confuse consumers

fish Diarmuid fisherman 226x368Whether at the supermarket or the local fisho, most people find it difficult to know what seafood is sustainable. To help consumers make more informed choices, conservation organisations have been busy with sustainable seafood campaigns.

see the full report by Drs Carissa Klein and Renatta Ferrari at The Conversation - sustainable seafood

WIT Award Winner - Dr Eve McDonald-Madden

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Dr Eve McDonald-Madded from the University of Queensland was recently awarded the 2012 Women In Technology (WIT) Rising Star Award.

Eve is a Key Researcher in our NERP Environmental Decisions Hub, and a Chief Investigator in our ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (CEED). She is also a Postdoctoral Fellow with CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences.

By applying theoretical ecology concepts into a decision theory approach, Dr Eve McDonald-Madden is working to improve wildlife management and conservation planning.

You can read all about Eve's work HERE, and about the WIT Awards HERE.



Booderee National Park Treasures

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Protecting the treasures of Booderee National Park - conservation in a National Park working well. Prof. David Lindenmayer interviewed by Justin Huntsdale.  FULL ARTICLE HERE Lindenmayer2 130x192

Head in the clouds: reserves won't save Mexico's forest

Rocio in Mexican Cloud ForestBy Rocio Ponce-Reyes, University of Queensland

The chances of being roared at by a jaguar in a Mexican cloud forest are already low, but that is precisely what happened to me during a recent fieldwork expedition. I was very lucky to see a jaguar close up: such species are under extreme peril due to the risk that climate change poses to their habitat.

Read how this is also relevant to Australia in the full article at the Conversation.

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