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‘Your little patch of bush’: Sharing Melbourne with endangered animals – The Age

Green urban areas are essential for Australia’s endangered animals. Find out which rare animals species you might be lucky enough to spot in your local area dur…



Protecting remote habitat is essential for protecting biodiversity and rare species like the swift parrot, but ecologists are also increasingly recognising the importance of green urban areas in Australia’s major cities to threatened species.
In fact, a quarter of Australias threatened plants and 45 per cent of threatened animals can be found in cities and towns, including Melbourne, according to a recent report from the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF).
But these numbers keep dwindlin…

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