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Striped legless lizards that are now in good hands. Photo Annette Ruzicka.Bush Heritage and the Night Parrot Recovery Team are putting fragments of information together to learn more about this enigmatic bird. Read more...

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Australian night parrot legend lives on but bird remains as elusive as ever

Sunday 17 April 2016 - The Guardian

Somewhere here among the red-dirt channel country of south-west Queensland is a bird that was, until recently, literally a legend. For more than 100 years, the night parrot was a thing of Australian outback yarns, and stories of sightings have been whispered over campfires or boasted about in desert pubs.

Night parrot: In search of one of the world's most elusive birds

Sunday 17 April 2016 - The Age

Dr Murphy remains the only person in more than a century to have held a live night parrot. That occurred in 2015 at the newly created Pullen Pullen Reserve managed by Bush Heritage Australia, just two years after the bird was rediscovered by naturalist John Young on a farmer's cattle property in western Queensland.

Robots, lasers, poison: the high-tech bid to cull wild cats in the outback

Sunday 17 April 2016 - The Guardian

Robotic killers that detect feral cats, spray their fur with poison and rely on them to essentially lick themselves to death have been deployed in the Australian desert for the first time.

Unlocking the secrets of Shark Bay’s stromatolites

Saturday 5 March 2016 - Science Network Western Australia

Look at the world-renowned stromatolites protruding from Hamelin Pool in Shark Bay and you could be forgiven for wondering what all the fuss is about. Yet this mundane appearance belies a fascinating structure whose fossilised remains hold records to the earliest life on Earth.

Bush-loving tourists attracted to new live-in nature reserve in central Queensland

Wednesday 27 January 2016 - ABC News

A new conservation program inviting couples to sign up for a month-long, live-in stay at Bush Heritage Australia's Goonderoo Reserve in central Queensland is proving incredibly popular with both tourists and everyday Australians.

Green nomads: Celebrating the magnificent Australian wilderness with Bob Brown

Thursday 17 December 2015 - Starts at Sixty Book Club

Bob Brown’s superb new book, Green Nomads is an account of a 19,000km trip undertaken with his partner, Paul Thomas, to visit properties owned by and under the care of Bush Heritage Australia, established by Brown in 1990. His words are a travelogue, a history lesson and, on occasion, evocative.

Into the wild with Bob Brown

Wednesday 25 November 2015 - InDaily

Green Nomads, a glossy, hard-cover book published this month, is full of wild imagery and stories amassed by Brown and partner Paul Thomas during a 19,000km drive taking in Bush Heritage Australia sites across the country.

Rare night parrot gets funding boost to protect species in south-west Queensland

Wednesday 25 November 2015 - ABC Online

A $5 million plan to protect one of the world's most elusive birds, the night parrot, has been given a boost by the Queensland Government, with Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announcing a $400,000 package to help save the bird.

Focus back on the bush for Brown

Saturday 31 October 2015 - The Examiner

Bob Brown and his partner Paul Thomas last year hit the road for three months visiting mainly properties now under the care of Bush Heritage Australia but also camping in relatively isolated, idyllic surroundings. The result is the book 'Green Nomads - Across Australia's Wild Heritage'.

Canberra lizards given new life on the Monaro

Thursday 22 October 2015 - Cooma-Monaro Express

When your home is being demolished to make way for new man-made constructions, life can be pretty stressful. Especially if you're a striped legless lizard and don't have limbs with which to run.

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