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Paradise Parrot-some reflections on the centenary of its discovery with Russell McGregor

Noosa Parks Association Environment Centre 5 Wallace Drive, Wallace Park,, Noosaville

December 11th, 2021 marks the one-hundredth anniversary of the rediscovery of the Paradise Parrot by Cyril Jerrard of Gayndah. So it is timely to reflect on the bird’s terrible fate. For several decades before Jerrard’s sighting, the species was feared to be extinct. Its rediscovery raised hopes for its survival, but its resurrection was brief....

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Protecting the Platypus with Tamielle Brunt

Noosa Parks Association Environment Centre 5 Wallace Drive, Wallace Park,, Noosaville

The platypus is an amazing monotreme, but little is known about where they specifically live. Tamielle Brunt, a PhD Candidate at the University of Queensland is studying platypus populations within south-east Queensland. She is also an assistant project officer at the Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland (WPSQ), running their PlatypusWatch Network. This network aims to...

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Food and Fire: The Effect of Fire on Glossy Black-Cockatoo Feeding Habitat with Alex Western

Noosa Parks Association Environment Centre 5 Wallace Drive, Wallace Park,, Noosaville

The glossy black-cockatoo Calyptorhynchus lathami is an iconic but threatened bird species, admired by many for their beauty and unique behaviour. Climate change and inappropriate fire regimes are major drivers of decline in threatened species, and the glossy black-cockatoo, being a habitat specialist, is likely to be vulnerable to such changes. Alex Western, an ecologist/geologist,...

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