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A writer opening her eyes and getting by in Darwin... Follow @alicebody

ARPNet Dilly Bag in Ngukurr video released

“We are the eyes and ears of our own communities. We see how family suffers, and we see our family’s concerns about policy-making and decision-making from the government. They are worried about the changes happening across northern Australia, so we … Continue reading

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Segura all set for SER2013

The Society for Ecological Restoration’s (SER) 5th World Conference on Ecological Restoration is fast approaching and RIEL PhD candidate Jillianne Segura is in the thick of preparations as Charles Darwin University’s sole delegate. This year’s conference is to be held … Continue reading

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Tracking threatened sawfish down the Adelaide (while trying not to look like croc bait!)

Moored to a stick at slack tide on the Adelaide, a strong and steady blip is puncturing static through the speakers of a VEMCO VR100 acoustic receiver. It’s picking up an acoustic transmitter attached to juvenile male sawfish PML007 (or James, after … Continue reading

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Beware of introducing novel organisms! A tale of well-laid plans and unintended consequences

Nigel Turvey is often spotted in forest habitats in Queensland and Sulawesi. When in Darwin he is an Adjunct Professorial Fellow in RIEL; he does postgraduate supervision and has been researching the history of the introduction of cane toads. His … Continue reading

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Much-needed work around ghost nets in the Arafura and East Timor Seas continues at NAMRA

Ghost nets (fishing nets lost or abandoned at sea) are widely recognised as a major threat to marine life in the Arafura and Timor Seas (ATS). In recent weeks this has been highlighted by attention from concerned critics, members of … Continue reading

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TERN/AusCover Litchfield National Park Field Campaign

There have been some interesting goings-on at Litchfield National Park over the last fortnight. Just off the strictly 4WD track to the Park’s eerily beautiful “Lost City” people can be observed engaging in a diverse range of unusual activities; from … Continue reading

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Colonise or Perish

Assisted colonisation of new species to Australia has always cut two ways. On the one hand it is the basis of Australian agriculture – without sheep, cattle and wheat we would be far poorer. But cane toads, gamba grass and … Continue reading

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