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Fight to protect elusive Qld parrot

Tuesday 11 August 2015 - The Adelaide Advertiser

Queensland conservationists are establishing a secret reserve to protect the elusive night parrot, thought to be extinct 100 years ago.

Parrot feared extinct for 100 years is found

Tuesday 11 August 2015 - Sky News

A breed of parrot thought to be extinct since the early 20th century has been rediscovered. Scientists in the Australian state of Queensland had long believed the rare night parrot was no more.

Parrot feared extinct for 100 years is found in Australia

Tuesday 11 August 2015 - The Daily Mail

The elusive night parrot, a species thought to be extinct for about a century, has finally been captured and tagged in what has been hailed as a ‘holy grail’ moment.

Australian researchers catch and tag world’s most elusive bird

Monday 10 August 2015 - The Telegraph

The Night Parrot, an Australian bird which has hardly been seen since it was discovered in 1845, has been held and tagged for the first time in a remote area of Queensland.

Night parrot capture and tagging hailed as 'holy grail' moment for bird lovers

Monday 10 August 2015 - The Guardian

The elusive night parrot, a species thought to be extinct for about 100 years, has finally been captured and tagged by scientists as part of a pioneering project to safeguard the remaining ground-dwelling birds.

Night parrot conservation reserve created in Queensland for endangered and elusive bird

Monday 10 August 2015 - ABC News Online

A secretive 56,000 hectare conservation reserve has been established in Queensland in an effort to protect a tiny population of endangered night parrots.

Night parrot found in haystack

Monday 10 August 2015 - The Australian

Somewhere beneath the spinifex, nestled amid seemingly unending gibber rock plains and red soil, lies the holy grail of bird watching. The critically endangered night parrot has been sighted by a rare few since it was thought to be extinct.

See the secret search to find the world's most elusive bird

Monday 10 August 2015 - ABC 7.30

One of the world's most elusive birds - the night parrot - was once thought to be extinct but is now being helped back from the brink of destruction by a secret project. We get a rare look at how it's working.

New species of snail discovered in Queensland's southern highlands

Friday 29 May 2015 - ABC News

A dozen scientists spent 10 days in October 2014 scouring the Carnarvon Station Reserve, about 200 kilometres south of Emerald, for spiders, ants, bees, flies, plants, reptiles and amphibians.

Why Charles Darwin’s great-great-grandson has sworn off aeroplanes

Monday 25 May 2015 - News.com.au

His aversion to flying has nothing to do with nervousness. He’s on a crusade to do his great-great-grandfather’s unfinished business and save vulnerable species from extinction.

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