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Melbourne’s CBD Falcons

Since 1991, a pair of Peregrine Falcons has been observed in a nest on the rooftop of the 33 level office tower at 367 Collins Street the only known peregrine falcon nesting site within Melbourne’s Central Business District. Public interest in Melbourne’s high flying residents led to the installation of a CCTV with a live internet stream and a purpose-designed nesting box/platform.   The current breeding pair recently hatched three chicks,  a welcome distraction for the people of Melbourne who’ve been […]

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Return of the Eastern Barred Bandicoot

We are so often overwhelmed by environmental doom and gloom predictions that it is refreshing to be able to report something positive. As reported in Melbourne’s Age newspaper,  there is encouraging news regards the survival prospects for a critically endangered species.    In an international first an endangered species that was believed extinct in the wild has been successfully reintroduced and will have its conservation status changed, with Victoria’s Eastern-barred Bandicoot population successfully saved from extinction. On Wednesday, Environment Minister […]

Walker Swamp, Victoria

Restoring a wetland – A good news story.

What can happen when a small, environmental organisation buys a 1,035-acre blue-gum plantation, strip it of trees, allow it to flood, and transform it back into wetlands

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