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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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Working together to protect the Night Parrot

On May 14, 2016 a News Limited journalist made statements relating to Australian Wildlife Conservancy and Bush Heritage Australia, which are inaccurate.

For an accurate account of efforts underway to protect the Night Parrot please read the following clarification by Atticus Fleming (Chief Executive of the Australian Wildlife Conservancy) and Gerard O'Neill (Chief Executive of Bush Heritage Australia).

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High-tech ‘grooming traps’ seek to win battle against feral cats in Australian deserts

Monday 18 April 2016 - International Business Times

A robotic contraption may just be the key to finally cull feral cats, which have been considered a serious threat to endangered species across Australia, according to an ecologist.

Secret new reserve to protect rare Night Parrot

Monday 18 April 2016 - ABC Radio National Breakfast

The Night Parrot was once found across extensive areas of arid Australia. But changed fire regimes, the impacts of pastoralism and feral animals have decimated the species. It's hoped that as many as 60 of the rare and mysterious birds could still be alive.

Secret reserve created for previously thought-to-be-extinct Night Parrot

Monday 18 April 2016 - The Huffington Post

Conservation group Bush Heritage Australia has created a sanctuary for the parrots named Pullen Pullen reserve in the same spot Young originally discovered them. And no, Bush Heritage won't tell anyone where it is either.

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.

Secret reserve for rare Qld parrot

Sunday 17 April 2016 -

An elusive outback parrot barely seen for a century will now have a secret reserve dedicated to its survival.

Secret reserve protects elusive Australian night parrot

Sunday 17 April 2016 - SBS News

The home of Australia’s most elusive bird now is permanently protected with the declaration of a secret sanctuary in remote south-west Queensland.

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.

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