Wallabies

Roebuck Plains: Cameras detect rare wallabies, feared extinct

Yawuru rangers have found rare spectacled hare wallabies at Roebuck Plains.

The World Wildlife Fund trained the rangers to operate remote wildlife cameras, which they set and left running for two  months.

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Friday, November 21st, 2014 Broome, Environment Comments Off

New rock wallabies census

Scientists and Indigenous rangers are conducting a count of rock wallabies in the Kimberley.

Stranded wallabies on a strip of land surrounded by the floodwaters. Picture courtesy DEC

Picture courtesy DEC

They say there has been no census taken for at least 10 years.

Nobody knows how well the animals are doing as the number of hot fires and introduced animals increases.

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Saturday, June 15th, 2013 Environment Comments Off

Kununurra: Wallaby problem at racetrack

Race club organisers are having a hard time keeping wallabies off the track.

Kununurra races are on again today.

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Saturday, September 1st, 2012 Kununurra Comments Off

Lake Argyle: Stranded wallabies now self-sufficient

Stranded wallabies on a strip of land surrounded by the floodwaters. Picture courtesy DEC

Stranded wallabies on a strip of land surrounded by the floodwaters. Picture courtesy DEC

Wildlife officers have stopped feeding about 25 Lake Argyle wallabies that were stranded on two small temporary islands.

They have been bringing feed to the animals for several months, but have now decided there is enough natural feed for them to live on.

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Wednesday, July 27th, 2011 Environment, Government 213 Comments

Lake Argyle: Wallaby rescue finished

Stranded wallabies on a strip of land surrounded by the floodwaters. Picture courtesy DEC

Stranded wallabies on a strip of land surrounded by the floodwaters. Picture courtesy DEC

Wildlife officers have wound up the rescue of flood-stranded wallabies at Lake Argyle.

They say they rescued about 330 of the animals at a cost of $50,000.

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Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011 Environment 112 Comments

Lake Argyle: Trapping begins for stranded wallabies

Stranded wallabies on a strip of land surrounded by the floodwaters. Picture courtesy DEC

Stranded wallabies on a strip of land surrounded by the floodwaters. Picture courtesy DEC

Wildlife researchers from Perth are starting to trap and remove Lake Argyle’s flood-stranded wallabies.

They set traps on the several temporary islands that they visit every day to remove wallabies to safety.

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Friday, April 8th, 2011 Environment, Government 114 Comments

Lake Argyle: Trapped wallabies starting to die

One of the small islands with stranded wallabies. Picture courtesy DEC

One of the small islands with stranded wallabies. Picture courtesy DEC

Wildlife officers have had to put down several stranded wallabies that are too weak to survive.

They say about 50 of the 250 animals stranded by floodwaters on three small islands had already died, and they are attempting to trap and remove the rest.

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Thursday, April 7th, 2011 Environment, Government 120 Comments

Lake Argyle: Wildlife officers to check stranded wallabies

Stranded wallabies on a strip of land surrounded by the floodwaters. Picture courtesy DEC

Stranded wallabies on a strip of land surrounded by the floodwaters. Picture courtesy DEC

Wildlife officers are going to check on Lake Argyle’s flood-stranded wallabies today.

They have been unable to visit them since last week’s food drop, because of dangerous weather conditions.

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Tuesday, April 5th, 2011 Environment, Government 15 Comments
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