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Wildlife health and survival
  Wombats: wilful cousins of koalas? (series)
Wombats are another wonderfully adapted Australian marsupial that we rarely encounter since they too are nocturnal. Even their pouch is backward facing so their burrowing does not fill it with soil. They may be slow moving but put to the test can belt out a brisk 40 Km/hour for a minute or so to escape predators. And once in a burrow, they block it with their rear end which is virtually an armour being strongly reinforced with cartilage. Given their formidable digging claws, body mass, powerful legs and tendency to charge if startled, people who provoke a wombat are advised to climb a tree, until the moment passes!

  Top dogs: Fraser Island Dingoes (series)
In terms of the natural hierarchy of animals, dingoes are the top predator in Australia – top dogs in more ways than one and definitely worth conserving.

  The Australian Koala Foundation
The Bear facts: Deborah Tabart, CEO of the Australian Koala Foundation, (aka the koala woman) outlines how a native icon has suffered at the hands of Australia’s development. September is designated nationwide as Save the Koala Month and the last day, September 30, is designated as Save the Koala Day, a reminder that the koala could be on the path to extinction.

  The case for compassionate conservation
Marc Bekoff, Emeritus Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado and co-presenter with Dr Dan Ramp of the pubic lecture at the University of Technology, Sydney titled: Compassionate Conservation: Is recreational hunting justifiable? explore some of the issues associated with compassionate conservation.

  H5N1 Avian Flu and Australian wild birds
Dr John Curran's extensive research reveals why this deadly strain of Avian Flu poses a negligible risk to the wild birds of northern Australia

  Fed up to the gills
Kathryn Warhurst, from the Conservation Council of South Australia, explains how gillnet fishing impacts on sea lions and dolphins.

  A little chat
Why has the population of the White fronted chat dropped so dramatically in recent years in NSW?

  The Western Swamp Tortoise
Some good news for the most critically endangered tortoise in Australia, with only some 150 -200 left in the wild.

  The complexities of rehabilitating orphaned Macropod joeys
Rehabilitating joeys for successful release into the wild

  An invasive frog tapeworm
Another unwanted import that is literally invading our native frogs

  Nearly foxed out - a new threat to flying foxes
Dr Jon Luly, from James Cook University’s School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, talks about flying foxes and the latest threat to those from the Atherton Tablelands.

  Aftermath of a bushfire
In the Victorian 2009 summer bushfires over a million native animals died and many survivors who were rescued sustained severe injuries that will often require many months of treatment and rehabilitation.

  Kimberley Wildlife Carers and Associates
As well as having an impact on injured wildlife in The Kimberley, this group has developed a model that could assist other community groups

  Snow business - saving the Corroboree Frog
Dr Arthur White talks about a captive breeding program that aims to change the fortunes of the endangered Corroboree Frog

  Wildlife health surveillance
Wildlife health surveillance systems: why Australia doesn't have one and why we need one.

  Healesville Sanctuary - Australian Wildlife Health Centre
Rupert Baker, from the Australian Wildlife Health Centre outlines the important role that the Healesville Sanctuary plays in Victorian zoos

  Well bred - reestablishing bilbies in South Australia
Peter Clark, curator of Zoos South Australia, talks about a recovery breeding program that has successfully reintroduced bilbies to South Australia

  Go wild for a breeding success
Lyndell Andrews, from Zoos South Australia, talks about another successful breeding project, this time on Zoos South Australia logo, the Yellow-footed Rock Wallaby

  Wildlife rescue in an inner city terrace
Kim Strong discusses the range of activities open to WIRES' volunteers that extend far beyond simple rescue and rehabilitation of wildlife

  Surra: another unwanted exotic
The economic consequences of an exotic disease like Surra taking hold in our domestic and native animals is too frightening to contemplate, and are never really extinguished once they have infected native wildlife.


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