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Inkerman the Eclectus

Inkerman the Eclectus

Inkerman’s a walnut nibbling​, urban Melbourne living Eclectus Parrot, a squawky import from North Queensland

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Aders' Duiker

Aders' duiker female on Mnemba Island - © 2019 Lorraine Raby Bronkhorst

Known as Africa's rarest antelope, there are between 300 and 600 Aders' duiker left in the wild.

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STOMATA 2020

©2019 Linear Imaging

A cross disciplinary science art project

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Southern Corroboree Frog

Pseudophryne Corroboree via Australian Geographic

A critically endangered small, poisonous ground dwelling frog, native to the Southern Tablelands of Australia.

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My Garden

Prayer Plant

Share some plant!

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Origin of Life

Origin of Life

An exploration of how life developed on Earth

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Greater Glider

Petauroides volans by Department of National Parks (Qld)

The Greater Glider is Australia's largest gliding marsupial.

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Blue-billed Duck

Blue-billed duck © David Taylor

The Blue-billed Duck, Oxyura australis, is a species that's rarely seen due to its affinity for deep-water lakes and wetlands.

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IDthis

idthat

​Plant, fungi and animal identification

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Greater Sooty Owl

Greater Sooty Owl

Prior to European settlement the Greater Sooty Owl was abundant in Victoria's montane forests. Due to loss of habitat, it is now listed as endangered in Victoria.

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Tasmanian Devil

Tasmanian Devil Baby

Tasmanian Devils are threatened by Devil Facial Tumour Disease. The disease afflicts three quarters of Tasmania's Devils but is absent from Devils in the Tarkine in Tasmania's North West.

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Superb Lyrebird

Superb lyrebird in Marysville State Forest, Australia © Donovan Wilson

Ecosystem engineer and master imitator

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Leadbeater's Possum

Leadbeater's Possum. Image by Justin McManus

The Leadbeater's or "fairy possum" is Victoria's iconic faunal emblem. This marsupial lives in ancient tree hollows in Toolangi and the Central Highlands and when fully grown can fit in the palm of a human hand.

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Baw Baw Frog

Baw Baw Frog via Zoos Victoria
The Baw Baw Frog, Philoria frosti, a mottled brown-black native of Mount Baw Baw, is listed under the IUCN red list as critically endangered.
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Frogs

fvia via pbs.org
Incredibly diverse, colourful, endlessly fascinating, and cute and squelchy, frogs are sadly threatened in many parts of the world. Tag anything frog related here!

Christmas Island Pipistrelle

Chsitmas Island Pipistrelle by Dr Lindy Lumsden
The Christmas Island Pipistrelle,  Pipistrellus murrayi , has not been declared extinct under the EPBC Act but the species has not been heard or sighted since a team of researchers was sent to Christmas Island in 2009.

Threatened Species in Australia

Threatened Species in Australia (Pictured: Leadbeater's Possum, Quokka, Powerful Owl, Glossy Black Cockatoo, Barred Galaxias, Yellow-bellied Glider, Growling Grass Frog, Giant Freshwater Crayfish)

Australia is facing a biodiversity crisis, over 500 species are listed as threatened under the Federal Environmental Preservation and Biodiversity Conservation Act.

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Glossy Black Cockatoo

Glossy Black Cockatoo by Maureen Goninan

The Glossy Black-Cockatoo, Calyptorhynchus lathami, is the smallest of the five black-cockatoos. Populations have declined, with local extinctions and range contraction mainly caused by habitat clearing.

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Rewilding

Trophic Cascades via Wikimedia

Rewilding is large-scale conservation aimed at restoring and protecting natural processes and core wilderness areas, providing connectivity between such areas, and protecting or reintroducing apex predators and keystone species.

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Powerful Owl

Powerful Owl via Coal Point Progress Association

The Powerful Owl, Ninox Strenua, is Australia's largest owl. It lives mainly in tall, humid forests but can also be found in semi-arid areas.

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