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DBCA
DBCA

Call for more women in fire management

More women are being encouraged to pursue a career in fire management following the release of an action plan by the State's premier land management agency.

Dolphin in the Swan Canning Riverpark. Photo: Sue Harper
Dolphin in the Swan Canning Riverpark. Photo: Sue Harper

Tests confirm cause of dolphin deaths

A naturally occurring disease has been identified as the cause of death of five dolphins from Perth’s rivers and coastal waters this year.

Dirk Hartog Island
Dirk Hartog Island

WA first: drones track endangered wildlife on Dirk Hartog Island

In a West Australian first, drones are being used to track endangered wildlife that has been reintroduced to Dirk Hartog Island National Park in the last two years.

Environment Minister Stephen Dawson and Member for Swan Jessica Shaw with western swamp tortoise at Perth Zoo
Environment Minister Stephen Dawson and Member for Swan Jessica Shaw with western swamp tortoise at Perth Zoo

Biggest wild release for rare native reptiles

One of the world's most critically endangered reptiles is getting a boost to its wild population with 73 individuals bred at Perth Zoo being released into their natural habitat.

Baigup Wetlands Interest Group members working in the wetland
Baigup Wetlands Interest Group members working in the wetland

Community Rivercare Program third round of grants open

The third round of the McGowan Government's Community Rivercare Program is now open, with applications invited until September 23, 2019.

Swan River and Perth CBD, Photo: Parks and Wildlife Service
Swan River and Perth CBD, Photo: Parks and Wildlife Service

$1 million funding for riverbanks along Swan and Canning Rivers

The McGowan Labor Government has allocated $1 million in funding to the Riverbank Program to improve the condition of shorelines and enhance biodiversity, infrastructure protection and social amenity values in the Swan Canning Riverpark.

Houtman Abrolhos Islands
Houtman Abrolhos Islands

Historic day for WA as Houtman Abrolhos Islands National Park officially created

Premier Mark McGowan today announced the official creation of the Houtman Abrolhos Islands National Park, located about 80km west of Geraldton.

Echidna rock art at Murujuga
Echidna rock art at Murujuga

Land added to Murujuga National Park as plan to recognise ancient culture progresses

Murujuga National Park, home to the world's highest concentration of rock art engravings, will be expanded to include a parcel of land previously zoned for industrial use.

Bibbulmun Track Shelter rebuilt in 2019.
Bibbulmun Track Shelter rebuilt in 2019.

Bibbulmun Track camp site rebuilt after bushfires

A newly constructed shelter and restored camp site on the Bibbulmun Track is now open to the public after a bushfire destroyed the previous site in January 2018.

Western ground parrot (©2019 Alan Danks)
Western ground parrot (©2019 Alan Danks)

Action taken to protect native animals from feral cats

- Feral cats now declared as pests to support conservation efforts in Western Australia