Tips to Reduce Wildlife Rat Poison Risk

Anticoagulant rodenticides are mouse and rat poisons which work as blood thinners. Some of the newer “second generation” anticoagulant rodenticides take a long time to break down and can end up poisoning pets and wildlife which eat poisoned rodents. Worldwide,…

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Rat Poison Found in Perth Hills Boobooks

An ongoing study by Michael Lohr, a PhD student at Edith Cowan University (ECU), has found a concerning link between commonly used rat and mouse poisons and the deaths of Boobook owls in Perth Hills and the Perth metropolitan area.…

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Perth Animal Lovers Embrace Chance To Keep Backyard Wildlife Healthy, by Lisa Morrison, Particle WA

A pilot project in Perth’s eastern suburbs is helping protect the health of native West Australian wildlife in urban environments. The Healthy Wildlife, Healthy Lives project was launched by Murdoch Uni and the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council (EMRC) on 3…

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Healthy Quenda, Healthy Lives

Urban expansion and land clearing has led to increasing numbers of quenda (Isoodon obesulus fusciventer), also known as Southern Brown Bandicoots, visiting backyards in the Perth Hills. The urban environment provides quenda with access to food in addition to their…

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Healthy Wildlife = Healthy Communities

A recent community engagement exercise conducted for the ‘Healthy Wildlife, Healthy Lives’ – A One Health Project has found that messages encouraging people to change the way in which they interact with native wildlife to reduce harm, underpinned with education,…

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Backyard bandicoots

Backyard bandicoots could be key to urban bushland health. This article highlights the critical role that quenda play in healthy ecosystems.  

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