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Animal conservationist groups are appalled at a decision by the NSW government to reinstate shark nets in coastal waters starting in spring.
With 349 turtles, 1349 birds and 81 sea snakes being rescued over the past three years, Ballina's iconic Australian Seabird and Turtle Rescue is modernising and expanding. Assistant Manager Amanda Philp talked to The Echo about what's happening at the rescue centre on North Creek Road during the school holidays.
Shocking pictures of marine life killed or injured by Queensland shark nets have been obtained under FOI and released this morning by Sea Shepherd Australia, showing dolphins, rays and turtles caught in nets.
Imagine great numbers of sea turtles like flocks of emus or herds of elephants or American bison. Instead of inhabiting vast landscapes, they occupy the seascapes from the tropics to the subpolar.
Developers are proposing to build a $5.2m apartment complex near the centre of Tweed Heads as the recent wave of development applications in the town continues.
Science Goes Viral
As the world faces existential problems such as pandemics and climate change, Australian scientists are facing a dilemma about the best way to connect with the wider public.
Forest campaigners have today stopped work in Styx River State Forest north east of Armidale to protect a Greater Glider and its home.
An entomology professor says authorities are likely to eradicate a Red Imported Fire Ant outbreak in the Tweed Shire but the invasive species will reach the Northern Rivers again.