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Australian sea lions swimming underwater
Australian sea lions swimming underwater

Trial for swimming with seals off our coastline

A trial has been proposed at Shoalwater Islands and Jurien Bay marine parks this summer where swimmers could interact with Australian sea lions in their own environment.

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An aerial photo of Collie's Wellington Dam mural
An aerial photo of Collie's Wellington Dam mural

New Collie trail and bridge ready for hikers to enjoy

The 56 kilometre stretch includes a new 94 metre pedestrian bridge, taking the hiking experience for both residents and visitors to the next level.

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A numbat looking out behind a log
A numbat looking out behind a log

New nature reserves in South-West to protect threatened species

The McGowan Government is further highlighting its commitment to protecting the rich biodiversity of our State with the creation of new nature reserves in the South-West region.

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Two western swamp tortoises
Two western swamp tortoises

Record release for critically endangered Western Swamp Tortoise

One of the world's rarest and most critically endangered reptiles has been given a lifeline, thanks to the record-breaking success of a collaborative breed-for-release program.

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Mountain bike rider using the Kylie Trail. Image credit Tim Allot
Mountain bike rider using the Kylie Trail. Image credit Tim Allot

Adventures abound with new Collie mountain bike trails

Today marks another milestone towards Collie's future as an adventure destination with the opening of the brand new 10 kilometre Kylie Trail.

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One adult black swan with six cygnets
One adult black swan with six cygnets

Latest Riverbank funding projects announced

The Swan and Canning rivers are set to benefit from more than $1.4 million in new funding for foreshore restoration projects as part of the McGowan Government’s Riverbank Program.

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Dr Tony Tucker examines a turtle shell on a beach
Dr Tony Tucker examines a turtle shell on a beach

How flatback turtle skeletons can help save the living

Researchers from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) and partners have been working to discover how flatback turtle skeletons can reveal more about the lives of Australia’s iconic turtle species.

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Yaloon, Maiyalam Marine Park
Yaloon, Maiyalam Marine Park

Three new marine parks in the Buccaneer Archipelago

The McGowan Government has established three new Kimberley marine parks in the Buccaneer Archipelago - with over a million hectares of conservation estate now created under the Plan for Our Parks initiative.

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Western Ground Parrot. Photo credit: DBCA
Western Ground Parrot. Photo credit: DBCA

Joint media statement - Support for WA's rarest bird

Researchers and volunteers have successfully relocated 7 of Australia's rarest birds as part of a threatened species partnership between the Western Australian and Australian Governments, non-government organisations and community volunteers.

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Joint media statement - Improving access to WA’s biodiversity information

A digital transformation of Western Australia's biodiversity data is ensuring information about native species and their habitat is easy to find and access to better support decision-making and conservation research.

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