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Back from the brink: Crowdfunding for the genetic rescue of Eastern Barred Bandicoots

02 Oct 2018 | Filed under genetic insights

An article published in 1934 describes the flavour of bandicoot stew.

Combining conservation and cake for Threatened Species Day

06 Sep 2018 | Filed under genetic insights

The teams at cesar and EnviroDNA have put their baking skills to the test ahead of Threatened Species Day.

cesar teams up with San Diego Zoo Global

07 Aug 2018 | Filed under genetic insights

In 2018 cesar will bring its platypus monitoring expertise to a new, large scale platypus project. It is hoped that the results of this study—the largest-scale investigation of platypus populations ever undertaken— will help people better manage waterways to protect platypus and other species that depend on them.

cesar researchers and collaborators in the running for Eureka gong

25 Jul 2018 | Filed under genetic insights, company announcements

For playing a leading role in ground breaking threatened species recovery work cesar Director, Dr Andrew Weeks, is part of a group of scientists that have been nominated for the prestigious Eureka prize in 2018.

Victoria bans enclosed yabby nets to protect our iconic platypus

14 May 2018 | Filed under genetic insights

The thought of any animal trapped underwater, slowly drowning while it frantically searches for an escape is horrific. And yet this is what was happening every year in Victoria and other states with people using enclosed yabby traps (i.e. opera house nets, drum nets etc.).