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DBCA News

Kevin the kookaburra

Wildlife officers at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions have concluded an investigation under the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 into the death of a kookaburra at the Parkerville Tavern on 25 October 2019.

William Bay National Park
William Bay National Park

Contract awarded for William Bay renewal project

The William Bay National Park renewal project is set to start this month, with the contract recently awarded for the redevelopment of the ageing park facilities.

Murujuga rock art
Murujuga rock art

Progress made toward Murujuga World Heritage status

The Murujuga World Heritage nomination is one step closer, with a Tentative List Submission receiving the green light at Friday's Meeting of Environment Ministers (MEM).

A drone collects blow samples
A drone collects blow samples

Ground-breaking method uses drones to collect dolphin DNA

An international team of marine biologists and geneticists have used remotely piloted aircraft (drones) to collect blow (snot) samples from wild dolphins off the coast of WA.

Entangled dolphin
Entangled dolphin

Get involved in Mandurah Estuary clean-up

Community members are urged to help clean up the Mandurah Estuary by getting involved in the 'Reel it in' clean-up event in Mandurah on Saturday October 19, 2019.

Arklow Mountain Bike Trail
Arklow Mountain Bike Trail

Course to help equip locals with trail building skills

The State Government is conducting a week-long course for up to 20 Collie and Dwellingup residents to help them develop the skills to find a job in the local trails industry.

Kangaroos. Credit- DBCA
Kangaroos. Credit- DBCA

Public urged not to feed native wildlife

The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions’ (DBCA) Parks and Wildlife Service is urging people to refrain from feeding native animals, following concerns about the number of visitors feeding animals in national parks.

Kalbarri Skywalk kiosk artist impression
Kalbarri Skywalk kiosk artist impression

Rare opportunity for world class Kalbarri Skywalk venture

The highly anticipated Kalbarri Skywalk project is a step closer to completion, with the State Government calling for expressions of interest for the lease and operation of a kiosk at the site.

Prescribed burning underway
Prescribed burning underway

Spring prescribed burning underway

The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions is using favourable spring conditions to undertake prescribed burning in areas surrounding Perth and across the South-West.

Arklow Trail
Arklow Trail

Collie gearing up for new mountain bike trails

The Collie Adventure Trails program is off to a flying start with the construction of a new adaptive mountain bike trail.