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Wildlife Extinctions – Should we Care?

Wildlife Extinctions – Should we Care?

Victoria’s wildlife should be examined by state parliament, says a group of crossbenchers pushing for a parliamentary inquiry. Should we not be looking at this from a National perspective? After all wildlife extinction is happening all around us.

Most of Australia’s wildlife is found nowhere else in the world, making its conservation even more important – 87 per cent of our mammal species, 93 per cent of reptiles, 94 per cent of frogs and 45 per cent of our bird species are found only in Australia.

Full article from SBS News here: https://www.sbs.com.au/news/call-for-probe-on-vic-wildlife-extinctions

‘As a society, we should be caring more for our nature, and we’re not,’ says Prof John Woinarski. The Christmas Island pipistrelle, pictured, is now extinct. Photograph: Lindy Lumsden

In the last decade we have lost two mammal species – the Christmas Island pipistrelle as well as the Bramble Cay melomys – and one reptile, the Christmas Island forest skink.

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