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Healthy Environments

The New Year is a time to resolve to do something different, better, less or more. Resolving to adopt some environmentally friendly actions, will see multiple positive changes to your wallet, your time, your health and the environment. By adopting just one of the following ten options, you can have a big impact.

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Red Card for Rabbits and Foxes is on again from early in 2018 right through until April! It’s a popular community driven feral animal management program conducted throughout the South West of WA, from north of Geraldton to Esperance. It operates through a coordinated approach with a view to maximising effort during set punctuated timeframes, where feral animals are targeted simultaneously across the State with shooting and baiting.

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Malleefowl may be few and far between in WA, but thanks to a newly formed community group this may soon be a thing of the past.

 

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Red Headed Mouse Spider
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A male Red Headed Mouse Spider was brought into Wheatbelt NRM for identification this week by a worker from Grass Valley. The males of the species is starting to emerge in the warmer weather. They will rear up on their hind legs to strike and will act aggressively if disturbed.

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RAKALI OR AUSTRALIAN WATER RAT (HYDROMYS CHRYSOGASTER)

 

The name Rakarli comes from the Aboriginal language around the Murray Darling River system. Local Aboriginal names include Murit-ya, Ngoor-joo and Ngurju in the south west of Western Australia.

 

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A community feral animal cull has given the Regional Men’s Health Initiative a direct boost of nearly $13,000.

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Planet Ark celebrated 21 years of National Tree Day and Schools Tree Day - Australia's largest community tree-planting and nature care event. Tree Day is an opportunity to do something positive for your local environment and community and to reconnect with nature.

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Red Card for Rabbits and Foxes was held over two weekends this autumn. 814 community volunteers participated in this coordinated predator management activity.

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