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TURNING TURTLE: FROM SYDNEY TO THE DEEP BLUE SEA

November 7th, 2009 · 2 Comments · News

Exclusive footage of green turtle being released off Lord Howe Island by marine parks ranger, Sallyann Gudge  After months in the care of humans, three precious green sea turtles are back in the hands of chance. The three young reptiles were born last summer somewhere on an unknown beach in Queensland and were rescued, off […]

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PARADISE V. VERMIN: LORD HOWE’S WAR ON RATS

October 31st, 2009 · 7 Comments · News

Photos and Story by JAMES WOODFORD Entire populations of some of Lord Howe Island’s unique wildlife are to be herded and brought into captivity for their safety. Cattle and chickens will be slaughtered or sent away. Even though the threat is negligible, dogs will be muzzled and children brought close. Then for 100 days a […]

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