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Australia to lose 45 animal species in 20 years


March 23rd, 2011 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 23 (IANS) Up to 45 native animal species in Western Australia will die within 20 years if no action is taken for their conservation, a study said Wednesday.Species ... Read more...

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Using poisoned mice to get rid of snakes!


October 2nd, 2010 - 10:01 am ICT by IANS
New York, Oct 2 (IANS) US authorities are trying to get rid of venomous snakes in its territory of Guam in the Pacific Ocean by "bombing" the island with poisoned mice.Using helicopters ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Toad-killing safaris could boost tourism Down Under, says mayor


June 4th, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 4 (ANI): Darwin's lord mayor has stated that he believes the idea of helping terminate cane toads could lure tourists to the Northern Territory.Graeme Sawyer said there would be plenty ... Read more...

Posted in World |

London 2012 Olympic Games’ ’single giant eye’ mascot design ridiculed


May 20th, 2010 - 7:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 20(ANI): The designs for London's 2012 Olympic Games' mascots have been ridiculed by critics, who have emphasised that Olympic mascots have traditionally represented native animals of the host nation.The pair- ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Australian state braces for scorcher amid bushfire threat


February 26th, 2009 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 26 (DPA) Firefighters were gearing up as soaring temperatures and strong winds predicted for Friday increased the bushfire threat for communities in the Australian state of Victoria. Ten major bushfires were ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Wild animals use rope bridge to safety


June 6th, 2008 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 6 (IANS) A 70-metre rope bridge strung across a busy highway in Victoria is helping locals cross over safely - only the locals in this case are wild animals. Yes, ... Read more...

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Ships may be safe haven for disease spreading microbes


May 29th, 2008 - 6:07 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 29 (ANI): Researchers at Old Dominion University, Virginia, USA, have found that ships may be inadvertently spreading diseases.They said that ships are unintentionally carrying trillions of microbial stowaways in ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Climate change endangering Australia’s most vulnerable native animals


March 25th, 2008 - 4:49 pm ICT by admin
Canberra, March 25 (ANI): A new report by the WWF (Worldwide Fund for Nature) has determined that Australia's most vulnerable native animals could die out as climate change take its toll ... Read more...

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Rampaging cane toads Down Under falling prey to arthritis


November 14th, 2007 - 2:20 am ICT by admin
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Posted in Sci-Tech |

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