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Record year for endangered western swamp tortoise conservation

  • Record breeding year for western swamp tortoise at Perth Zoo

  • 65 hatchlings successfully bred in collaboration with DBCA

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WA public invited to have their say on pets in popular national park

Western Australians have the opportunity to provide their views on dogs in parks in the Walpole Wilderness with an amendment to the Walpole Wilderness and Adjacent Parks and Reserves Management Plan now open for public comment.

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A new vision set out for Perth water

The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) has released the Perth Water Buneenboro Locality Plan, providing a guide to future improvements and management of the precinct, its foreshores and surrounds.

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Ningaloo reef is abundant in marine life (Image: DBCA)
Ningaloo reef is abundant in marine life (Image: DBCA)

Celebrating a decade of World Heritage at Ningaloo

Today marks the 10-year anniversary of the World Heritage listing of the spectacular Ningaloo Coast, an area much-loved by Western Australians.

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Ground-breaking translocation of WA’s rarest bird

In an effort to boost numbers of the Western Ground Parrot, a critically endangered bird now only found in areas near Esperance, scientists and volunteers have taken the bold step in translocating a number of birds with the hopes of establishing a new mainland population.

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Canal Rocks- DBCA
Canal Rocks- DBCA

Upgrades to Canal Rocks boat ramp complete

Local fishermen, divers and tourism operators can now benefit from a new boat ramp and jetty at Canal Rocks, near Yallingup, after the McGowan Government today announced that the popular site is open to the public.

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Abrolhos Islands
Abrolhos Islands

Public consultation open on Houtman Abrolhos Islands National Park draft management plan

The public is now invited to provide comment on the draft management plan for the Houtman Abrolhos Islands National Park.

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Loggerhead turtle
Loggerhead turtle

Rescued loggerhead turtles to return to Exmouth

Five rescued juvenile loggerhead turtles will soon swim back into natural habitat via Ningaloo Marine Park after being found washed ashore along the south-west coast of Western Australia.

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Helena and Aurora Ranges. Photo - DBCA
Helena and Aurora Ranges. Photo - DBCA

Proposed Helena and Aurora Ranges National Park one step closer

Environment Minister Stephen Dawson today announced that the creation of the proposed Helena and Aurora Ranges National Park is one step closer with stage one now complete.

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Burnerbinmah. Photo - Parks and Wildlife Service
Burnerbinmah. Photo - Parks and Wildlife Service

Plan for Our Parks milestone as new Mid-West reserves created

Environment Minister Stephen Dawson has announced the creation of new conservation reserves in the Mid-West, as part of the ground-breaking Plan for Our Parks initiative.

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