Tag: #ConservationEfforts

Philanthropic funds contribute to Tasmanian devil vaccine research

Donations made to the Save the Tasmanian Devil Appeal will be distributed across five research grants this year to fund projects that include the development of a ‘bait’ vaccine. This will differ from the vaccine type developed several years ago that aimed to slow the progression of the facial tumour […]

Assessing blue whale populations

Although the world’s largest living mammal was protected from commercial whaling in 1966 – 20 years before the 1986 global moratorium on whaling was implemented through the International Whaling Commission – the blue whale’s recovery has been slow. Researchers from Flinders University conducted a major new study to assess the […]

Extinction looms large for our birds

When celebrities such as Leonardo DiCaprio take to social media to champion Tasmania’s swift parrots, a species that faces extinction, awareness of the threat becomes global. The seriousness of the threat to birds was confirmed in a study published recently in the journal Emu – Austral Ornithology. It found Australian birds living […]

Bravecto joins forces with WIRES

A disease known as sarcoptic mange continues to spark concerns from animal welfare groups, as it is now estimated to be present in 90% of wombat populations1, and causes major suffering of infected animals. To tackle the potentially deadly disease, popular flea and paralysis tick treatment, Bravecto Spot-on for Dogs […]