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A north Queensland vet says he could be forced to euthanise injured and orphaned cassowaries after the closure of the only rehabilitation centre for the endangered species.

The Department of Heritage Protection has announced the Garners Beach Cassowary Rehabilitation Centre in Mission Beach would close once three birds now in care were ready to be released.

BirdLife Australia has today released the 2015 State of Australia’s Birds Headline Report that shows a number of Australia’s best-loved birds species are declining in some regions. 

Launched today at Melbourne Museum by Environment Minister the Hon Greg Hunt MP, this report is part of Australia’s most comprehensive series tracking bird populations and health.

 

Governments across Australia are being urged to do more to protect endangered species, amid warnings land clearing and mining are threatening key habitats.

The criticism from conservationists comes as the Federal Government prepares to release a new Threatened Species Strategy.

A Tighes Hill resident is on a mission to educate Novocastrians about an environmental 'treasure' in his suburb.

In the suburbs of Newcastle, heavy traffic, bustling businesses and rows of buildings are commonplace. But in the heart of the suburb of Tighes Hill is a vacant block of land that is much more than meets the eye.

How much bird life is there in your local area?

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Check out a clip about the current plight of the Orange-belled Parrot that featured on the Project on the 16th of June. There are cameos from a couple of BirdLife Australia people.

http://tenplay.com.au/channel-ten/the-project/extra/season-6/orange-bellied-parrot-rescue
 

One of Australia's smallest birds has found a cunning way to protect its nest from predators by crying wolf, or rather hawk, and mimicking the warning calls of other birds.

Birds in Backyards is looking for a passionate environmental educator to join our team for between 3 and 6 months to work as an intern on our Birds in Schools project. A full position description is available for download on the right.

Applications close 19th June 2015.

 

 

It may be counterintuitive, but the sprawling necropolis Rookwood Cemetery is among the most thriving and exciting habitats for native animals in the Parramatta River stretch.

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