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An occasional blog about plants, people and landscape.

A tribe for the uncharismatic

14-Dec-2016

On 30 May 2014, a small brown lizard died alone in her cage on a remote island.  The island was often in the news around this time but the media’s attention lay elsewhere, focussed on the detention of people rather than on this seemingly unremarkable lizard.  Yet Gump, as this lizard was known, was in all likelihood the last Christmas Island forest skink. Her death heralded the extinction of her species. Five years earlier, the last Christmas Island pipistrelle, a tiny brown bat with a squashed-up face and black mustard seeds for eyes, also died a mostly unmourned death.    More>>

Possum magic? Children's books and our affinity with Australian species

12-Nov-2016

Australian children’s book have a deep tradition of embracing local plants and animals. Could this make Australian kids more likely to care about the conservation of our native flora and fauna?    More>>


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Science Writer and Editor Perth Australia
Viki Cramer   PhD BSc
Freelance science writer specialising in ecology and the environment.
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