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Science is at the heart of what we do, so what better week to recognise Australian scientists’ hard work, dedication, and passion than National Science Week, running from 14 to 22 August 2021.

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August is platypus month, an initiative embraced by Wildlife Queensland’s PlatypusWatch Network. Despite almost everyone knowing about the biological curiosity that is the world’s one and only living platypus species, many Queenslanders haven’t seen this elusive egg-laying mammal in the wild.

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Pretty Deadly: The cost of weeds

Drawing on data from InvaCost and other datasets that measure invasive herbivores, plants, and disease-causing agents, a recent study published in NeoBiota estimated the total costs of managing invasive species over the past six decades at AUD 389.59 billion.

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Boredom-busting lockdown fun for kids

Parents juggling work and homeschooling are probably already experiencing lockdown loopiness (who isn’t?), so we’ve put together some fun backyard activities, simple colouring-in activities, and wildlife-themed craft ideas to help kids ‘keep the wild alive’ during lockdown.

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Plastic free July competition pack showing prizes

Plastic Free July has finished and we’ve chosen the winners of our competition, but focusing on waste reduction every day means less stress for the planet.

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Wildlife Australia Father's Day promotion. Free book with new subscriptions to Wildlife Australia

Subscribe to Wildlife Australia magazine between 1 August and 5 September 2021 and receive a FREE copy of Harry Saddler’s fantastic new book Questions Raised by Quolls: Fatherhood and Conservation in an Uncertain World.

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National Tree Day

National Tree Day, on 1 August this year, is a great initiative to encourage all Australians to consider trees more deeply and to plant more native species.

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Stand with rangers

All across the world, 31 July celebrates and supports those who work to protect the planet’s natural treasures and cultural resources and honours the courage and sacrifice of rangers who have given their lives in the line of duty.

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Boomerang Alliance and Wildlife Queensland oppose any release of helium and other lighter-than-air balloons.

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Showing nest boxes including brushtail possums, sugar glider, rainbow lorikeet eggs and chicks

Staff from Queensland Glider Network have been diligently checking nest boxes throughout June and July.

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