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Footage of Mt Rothwell's endangered native grassland ecosystem

10 Sep 2012 | Filed under genetic insights

As part of of the documentary series 'Secrets of our Living Planet', BBC presenter Chris Packham gets up close to an endangered native grassland ecosystem that is protected at Mt Rothwell, Victoria. The footage features:

Endangered Tiger Quoll presence confirmed in The Otways, Victoria

21 Aug 2012 | Filed under genetic insights

The Genetic Insights team at cesar has confirmed that scat (that’s poo to most of us) found in the Bellarine Peninsular and Great Otway National Park is that of the rare Spotted-tailed Quoll (Dasyurus maculatus), also known as a Tiger Quoll.

What is genetic translocation? How did it work for the mountain pygmy possum?

30 Jul 2012 | Filed under genetic insights

A video targeted at children does a great job at outlining the concept of genetic translocation and how it worked for the mountain pygmy possum. The video was compiled by ABC's "behind the news", 1 May 2012 - press play below.

ABC's Catalyst investigates the mountain pygmy possum

23 Apr 2012 | Filed under wildlife ecology, genetic insights, company announcements

Last week the humble little Australian mountain pygmy-possum was taken from the boulder fields of Victoria’s alpine region and into the lounge rooms of ABC’s Catalyst audiences. If you missed the show, you can still view the 6 minute story via Catalyst's website.

genetics to play key role in managing virus affected blacklip abalone populations

29 Feb 2012 | Filed under genetic insights

Abalone is a valuable export commodity in Australia supporting a commercial fishery worth approximately $250 million per annum. The blacklip abalone, Haliotis rubra, is the primary target species of the fishery with a distribution extending along the southern coastline of Australia from Western Australia to New South Wales, including Tasmania.