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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.).

The critically endangered mountain pygmy possum set to find love

07 May 2018 | Filed under genetic insights

A new ‘tunnel of love’ has been built at Mt Little Higginbotham to reconnect populations of the critically endangered mountain pygmy possum, Burramys parvus.

Threatened Species Day: a time to reflect on our unique Australian wildlife

07 Sep 2017 | Filed under genetic insights

Today is National Threatened Species Day, a time to celebrate our wonderful and unique Australian wildlife that, for many reasons, are not doing so well. Australia doesn’t have a great record when it comes to our wildlife; in the last 200 years three quarters of all mammal extinctions have occurred...

Citizen scientists key to understanding platypus distribution

28 Jun 2017 | Filed under genetic insights

The platypus is one of Australia’s (and the world’s) most unique and intriguing animals. However, this iconic species is facing an uncertain future due to increasing degradation of its aquatic habitats from agriculture, urbanisation, water extraction, and climate change.

New company, EnviroDNA, spins out of cesar

02 May 2017 | Filed under genetic insights, company announcements

cesar is proud to announce the establishment of new sister company, EnviroDNA. The company provides Australia’s first dedicated environmental DNA (eDNA) service to clients.