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Assessing genetic health of Victoria’s biodiversity for conservation planning

30 Apr 2019 | Filed under genetic insights

In less than 200 years since European settlement, much of Victoria’s natural environment has been dramatically transformed. A great deal of our natural habitat is now highly fragmented from clearing of land for agriculture, construction of roads and settlements, damming of rivers, and major changes in fire frequency and intensity.

The Great Australian Platypus Search update: spring 2018 results

22 Mar 2019 | Filed under genetic insights

The Great Australian Platypus Search (GAPS), a collaboration between cesar, San Diego Zoo Global, and the University of Melbourne, is well under way with the first round of results just in.

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.