Wildlife-&-Environment

‘Pesky little birds’: corella culls planned in Western Australia
Wildlife-&-Environment

‘Pesky little birds’: corella culls planned in Western Australia

Regional councils in Western Australia are using fireworks, lethal gas, nets, and mass shooting to reduce the number of corellas, which are reportedly damaging buildings and destroying infrastructure. The culprits are primarily eastern long-billed corellas, Cacatua tenuirostris, which were introduced to WA as a popular aviary bird. Aviary escapees bred to create large […]

Conservationists decry NSW shark net trial after protected species caught and killed
Wildlife-&-Environment

Conservationists decry NSW shark net trial after protected species caught and killed

New South Wales shark nets caught just one targeted shark but continued to kill protected species this summer, a result environmentalists have described as “unfathomable”.Figures released this week from a trial of shark nets on northern NSW’s beaches show they have caught a single bull shark in November and December.The nets caught no […]