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    Children’s Tales for Courageous Conservation

    Children’s Tales for Courageous Conservation

    Bedtime fables often teach young children about morals, hope, or love. But what can The Magic Pudding story ...

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  1. A researcher counts forest seedlings marked with pink ribbons on Guam

    Animal extinction upsets forest balance: UC study

    The island of Guam is central to an international research project to better understand the nature of tree diversity and the future of tropical forests

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  2. A frog sits on a lillypad in a pond

    UC expert working to save frogs from extinction

    A UC expert has joined other Australian researchers to call for increased efforts to prevent the spread of a deadly fungus wiping out frog species around the world

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  3. A bearded dragon at the University of Canberra

    Breakthrough in reptile temperature sex-swap research

    A University of Canberra-led research collaboration has discovered what could be the master switch for environmentally influenced male and female development

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  4. Scientists studing the landscape of South Georgia Island travel across one of the islands waterways

    Studying tiny island’s ice age legacy

    A study of long gone glaciers on remote South Georgia island is providing new information on the impact of climate change on the Antarctic ice caps

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  5. Professor Ross Thompson and Dr Jane Lubchenco ahead of the 2017 Krebs Lecture

    Obama’s advisor shares report card on ocean’s health: UC lecture

    Advisor to former US President Barack Obama and one of the USA's leading thinkers on ocean health, Jane Lubchenco delivered the 2017 Krebs Lecture

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