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Timber guide launched to crack down on illegal trafficking

A new guide on the illegal timber trade has been released in a global effort to clamp down on timber trafficking crimes. The Best Practice Guide for Forensic and Timber Identification was prepared by the United Nations Office on Drug and Crime (UNODC), with a substantial contribution from the Environment Institute’s Dr Eleanor Dormontt. Dr Dormontt is […]

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DNA Detectives featured in New Scientist

The Environment Institute’s Dr Eleanor Dormontt has been featured in the latest edition of New Scientist, sharing her insights into the illegal timber trade. The New Scientist article delves into the promises of new technologies, such as DNA analysis, to hamper the illegal wildlife and timber trade. Dr Eleanor Dormontt speaks about the barriers to employing these potential […]

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Podcast- The Wild World of Dingos

Radio Adelaide chats to PhD student Jack Tatler, although “dingo whisperer” would also be an apt title. Tatler is studying the role of dingos in the ecosystem. He studies both wild and captive dingos, equipping them with specialised GPS collars to track their every movement. Listen to the podcast to learn more about his research or read […]

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Media Release: Stowaway frogs being stopped by border security

An analysis of stowaway frogs coming into Australia has shown that strict biosecurity measures at borders and within the country are reducing the risk of introduction of new diseases by up to 50%. The alien frogs could potentially bring in diseases that could devastate local wildlife. The University of Adelaide researchers, supported by the Invasive […]

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Underground tunnel proposed to save endangered bandicoots

Momentum is building for the construction of an underground tunnel that could help save the endangered southern brown bandicoot. The southern brown bandicoot is an endangered marsupial living in southern parts of Australia. The proposed tunnel would cross underneath Upper Sturt Road to connect bandicoot populations in Belair National Park and Mark Oliphant Conservation Park, […]

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The devil within: the risk of illegal pet reptiles

Australia is in the midst of a biodiversity crisis, the threats of which are exacerbated by the illegal pet trade. Pablo Garcia Diaz talks us through the enormous biosecurity threat that is posed by the importation of illegal pet reptiles. The importation of exotic reptiles to Australia poses a threat to our biodiversity, the risks […]

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Restoring South Australia’s native vegetation

Since the middle of last century, an area the size of Russia has been degraded around the world. Our challenge today is to restore this land. Professor Andy Lowe talks us through the key challenges of environmental restoration. Sourcing seeds, monitoring outcomes, habitat fragmentation and climate change are all issues that must be faced for effective, wide-spread […]

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Seminar: Using soundscapes to detect forest degradation

Dr Zuzana Burivalova, postdoctoral research fellow from Princeton University, will present a seminar entitled “Using soundscapes to detect different degrees of tropical forest degradation”. Abstract Communities and indigenous people play a fundamental role in tropical forest management and they are often efficient at preventing deforestation. In Papua New Guinea, the majority of land is officially […]

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Check out The Environment Institute on Instagram!

The Environment Institute is now showcasing the experiences of our students and staff in the form of their stunning photography on Instagram. Follow us at @environmentinstitute! Following on from the success of the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences Photo Competition, the Environment Institute will host the 2016 Environment Institute Photo Competition, which is open to Environment […]

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$ 5.2 Million on the table to protect and support pollination services

Major funding success for a project which will have and enormous impact on South Australia’s agricultural productivity and biodiversity conservation. The South Australian team will attract approximately 50% of the funding and is led by bee pollination expert Dr Katja Hogendoorn and Professor Andy Lowe. The announcement states: More than $5.2 million will be invested in R&D […]

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