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Commercial opportunities in Lane Poole Reserve and Dwellingup

Dwellingup is fast becoming an adventure trail hotspot, with expressions of interest being sought for new commercial nature-based activities in Lane Poole Reserve.

Nuytsia floribunda. Photo- Tourism WA
Nuytsia floribunda. Photo- Tourism WA

New botanical discoveries mark golden year for Western Australia

The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) is celebrating 50 years of the Western Australian Herbarium's botanical journal 'Nuytsia' by naming and describing 50 new species over the course of the year as part of a 'golden anniversary' edition of the journal.

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Collie road projects underway

The McGowan Government is delivering on projects that will improve safety and enhance the experience for visitors in the Collie area.

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Ecotourism accommodation in popular national park

Palm Pool in Millstream Chichester National Park is set to feature new ecotourism accommodation with approval for a lease given to the Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation.

Murujuga rock art. Credit - MAC
Murujuga rock art. Credit - MAC

Murujuga World Heritage listing one step closer

A Tentative List Submission for the Murujuga Cultural Landscape has been formally transmitted by the Australian Government to the UNESCO World Heritage Centre so the area can be added to Australia's World Heritage Tentative List later this year.

Western ground parrot. Photo - Alan Danks
Western ground parrot. Photo - Alan Danks

Bushfire recovery plan for western ground parrots

Emergency recovery efforts are underway to assist Western Australia's rarest bird following recent bushfires.

MAAC Dive and Snorkel Trail. Photo: Peter Nicholas/DBCA
MAAC Dive and Snorkel Trail. Photo: Peter Nicholas/DBCA

New dive trail for Marmion Marine Park

Marmion Marine Park's latest underwater experience, the Marmion Angling and Aquatic Club Dive and Snorkel Trail, has officially opened.

Bardi Jawi Oorany Rangers. Photo by DBCA
Bardi Jawi Oorany Rangers. Photo by DBCA

Aboriginal Ranger Program Round 3 applications open

The McGowan Government is providing $4 million in the latest round of funding for the $20 million Aboriginal Ranger Program that is creating jobs and training opportunities acro

Humpback whales. Credit: Jess Strickland/DBCA
Humpback whales. Credit: Jess Strickland/DBCA

Have your say on swimming with humpback whales

The World Heritage listed Ningaloo Coast is set to become home to the first licensed swimming with humpback whales industry in Western Australia, following a successful four-year trial.

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New plan to guide management of Kimberley islands

Islands off the remote north Kimberley coast will be jointly managed by traditional owners and the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions' (DBCA) Parks and Wildlife Service, following the release of a final management plan for the area.