NPWS Hunter Discovery Tours Winter 2018

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Whale Tales 2018

Whale Watching, Games, Sausage Sizzle AND MORE Learn more about whales from whale expert Jeannie Lawson! Join us to hear stories around these majestic creatures as well as to help spot the humpbacks as they venture north to warmer waters.   Event running THIS SUNDAY (24th) in Boat Harbour and SUNDAY 8th July in Fingal […]

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Dr Simon Clulow Published in Science

Excitingly Dr Simon Clulow, a member of the Conservation Biology Group has had a paper published in Science. The paper, published with Australian and international co-authors identifies the frog fauna of New Guinea (including Papua New Guinea) at risk of a major catastrophic event, including species declines and extinctions, should the fungal chytrid pathogen, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, be introduced […]

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Project Lazarus

PROJECT LAZARUS Our very own Professor Michael Mahony  attempts the seemingly impossible – to unwind extinction by bringing back to life the Australian gastric brooding frog. The project was awarded TIME Magazines top 25 best inventions of 2013. Interest has recently been revitalised on the breakthrough genome technology, due to an ABC documentary starring Professor […]

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ALL ABOARD THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME!

ALL ABOARD THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME! Take the plunge and secure your place aboard the BirdLife Australia and Aurora Expeditions voyage to Antarctica and South Georgia departing this November. You’ll spend 18 days sailing the wildlife-rich waters and enjoying daily landings and close encounters with the region’s magnificent bird species. Accompanying you on board […]

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Newcastle University Ecologist Helps Assess Threatened Species

Dr Anita Chalmers from the School of Environmental & Life Sciences has just completed a term on the NSW Scientific Committee. She was appointed as a member of the Committee by the NSW Minister of the Environment in 2014. The function of the Scientific Committee, under the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995, is to determine […]

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Camden Haven research project to investigate school prawn productivity

Media Release: Department of Primary Industries A substantial decline in the average annual catch of school prawns at Camden Haven on the North Coast of NSW has resulted in the estuary being listed as a research priority area. A new research project on the estuary will be led by Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Fisheries […]

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How you can help scientists track how marine life reacts to climate change

From The Conversation – 7 October 2015 There are many factors that determine where a marine species will find a place to call home, such as wave exposure, salinity, depth, habitat and where other friend or foe species live. But sea temperature plays a critical role in how far north or south an animal can […]

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Disused mines blight New South Wales, yet the approvals continue

Associate Professor Phillip Geary  From The Conversation – March 23, 2015 It’s been widely reported that the coal mining industry is facing a prolonged downturn, with investment analysts at Citibank telling clients last year not to expect a rapid revival in thermal coal prices, while many Australian coal producers have posted financial losses in recent years. Rio Tinto’s […]

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