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#ICYMI The turtles of Upstart Bay, QLD have had a bad run over the past few years. Now plagued by serious eye infections & high levels of cobalt - the source still remains unknown. Read more: [ Wwfau.org Link ]
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yesterday at 05:48. Facebook
Right now the Queensland Government is considering important fisheries reforms.

We've written a letter to the Minister for Fisheries asking him to fix the state’s fishing methods to help protect all the marine creatures that call the Great Barrier Reef home.

By co-signing our letter you’re stepping up as a voice for these animals, to save them from entaglement in fishing nets.

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02/22/2017 at 20:30. Facebook
#ThrowbackThursday to last Saturday when we had a whale of a time celebrating World Whale Day! We think whales are worth more than just a day, so here's more of these majestic, mammalian giants of the sea.

Special photo gallery to celebrate some of the different species of whale - WWF-Australia

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02/22/2017 at 06:30. Facebook
The brightly coloured but endangered Gouldian finch now has hope thanks to a team of dedicated rangers in the Kimberley.

Learn more about this amazing bird here: [ Wwfau.org Link ]
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02/22/2017 at 00:30. Facebook
Sending a strong signal to poachers, Cameroon's Minister of Forestry and Wildlife, Philip Ngole Ngwese set ablaze three tons of pangolin skins and scales this week - seized from smugglers, destined for Asian countries this week.

It's estimated that more than a million Pangolins have been taken from the wild in the last decade.

Tons of pangolin scales up in flames in Cameroon

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02/21/2017 at 21:35. Facebook
Dugongs are one of the many marine creatures that call the Great Barrier Reef home.

Help us protect them, as well as sharks, rays, dolphins, sawfish, and turtles, from becoming entangled in fishing nets.

Add your signature to our letter to the Queensland Government asking for urgent fisheries reform.

Pledge your support for the marine creatures that call the Great Barrier Reef home

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02/21/2017 at 04:30. Facebook
What do you do with highly valuable objects? You take them to the bank!

Read how an endangered plant species is getting safeguarded for the future.

Update from the field: Banking on the future - WWF-Australia

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02/20/2017 at 06:15. Facebook
The Tasmanian Government are pushing for the federal ban on super trawlers longer than 130 metres to be strengthened by legislation.

Tasmania urges Commonwealth to follow moves to ban super trawlers

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02/20/2017 at 01:10. Facebook
“The reef will be gone before annual severe bleaching. It won’t survive even biennial bleaching.”

-Imogen Zethoven, Australian Marine Conservation Society's Great Barrier Reef campaign director, tells Guardian Australia.

Images of new bleaching on Great Barrier Reef heighten fears of coral death

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02/19/2017 at 20:45. Facebook
#photooftheday Tread lightly! Photographer Georgina Steytler captured this plucky juvenille comb-crested jacana out for a stroll on Yellow Waters Lagoon, NT. Check out more of Georginas amazing work here: [ Wwfau.org Link ]
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02/19/2017 at 00:15. Facebook
This week was Dietitians Association of Australia's Healthy Weight Week.

It’s all about raising awareness of the importance of diet in achieving and maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle.

But it also serves as a good reminder that our dietary choices not only affect our own health, but the health and longevity of the planet too.

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Healthy food for you and the planet

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02/18/2017 at 20:45. Facebook
The endangered Carnaby’s black cockatoo is 1 of just 2 species of white-tailed black cockatoo on Earth. Already under severe pressure, the population has declined dramatically since the 1960s. With your help, we can stop them dying out. Donate here: [ Wwfau.org Link ]
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02/18/2017 at 04:36. Facebook
Today is #WorldPangolinDay! Right now pangolins are the most illegally trafficked mammal in the world due to demand for their scales and flesh for food and traditional medicine.

Wildlife crime is one of the largest direct threats to many of the world’s most threatened species, but we’re working to stop it. Read more:
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02/17/2017 at 23:07. Facebook
Happy World Whale Day!

These southern right whales were photographed as they cruised along the Australian coastline during migration - a sight that never fails to impress!

Did you know whalers named them as they were the ‘right’ whale to kill??!! (due to their plentiful oil and baleen content)

These days numbers are recovering but some populations remain at greater risk than others.

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02/17/2017 at 06:33. Facebook
Last year you helped us purchase not one but TWO Great Barrier Reef large net licences so we could own them, and retire them.

Together we now save up to 20,000 sharks a year as well as rays, dugongs, dolphins, sawfish, and turtles, from becoming entangled.

It was an amazing feat of people power, and now it’s time to rally again!

Soon the Queensland Government will meet to discuss the...
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02/17/2017 at 04:51. Facebook
Good news!
This camera trap photo is evidence that a population of Australia’s rarest marsupials – the northern bettong – has returned!

Read more about the exciting discovery here:
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Northern bettongs rediscovered north west of Port Douglas in “eureka” moment - WWF-Australia - WWF-Australia

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#ICYMI The Galapagos giant tortoise isn't going anywhere. All thanks to innovative new conservation techniques being used.

Galapagos giant tortoises make a comeback.

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Customs officials in Vientiane, Laos have seized a total of 2.9 tonnes of pangolin scales found in two shipments from the Democratic Republic of Congo. At least 6,000 pangolins would have to be killed to gather 2.9 tonnes of scales.

Demand for pangolin scales have made it the most-trafficked mammal on earth.

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This turtle is sporting some brand new bling thanks to our marine species project manager, Christine Hof.

She's on Milman Island helping to fit these light-weight trackers to hawksbill turtles as they come to the beach to nest. Check out her blog to see why the migration habits of these critically endangered animals has always been a mystery, until now...

Update from the field: Satellite tracking to save a species - WWF-Australia

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We’re fast losing white-tailed black cockatoos from the skies of southwest Australia, the only place in the world they’re found. Please help us tackle illegal shooting and the other serious threats facing black cockatoos. Donate today to stop these beautiful birds from dying out: [ Wwf.org.au Link ]