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Dr Corrine Duncan

Dr Corrine Duncan

Co-ordinator Land Conservation Corrine is a Restoration Ecologist, passionate about the conservation of species and the restoration of degraded ecosystems. She has completed a PhD to inform mine site restoration in arid zones and her publications focus on...
Poisoned grain a threat to Black Cockatoos

Poisoned grain a threat to Black Cockatoos

Poisoned grain used to control mouse plagues has the potential to harm Carnaby’s and other birds. Mouse numbers have been exploding with the good rains and conditions and are forecast to reach plague proportions in some parts of WA. Some farmers are looking to...
Orchids of Ramsar Wetlands

Orchids of Ramsar Wetlands

The work of an environmental officer in the Peel-Yalgorup wetlands often involves things like weed eradication and feral animal control while battling mosquitoes and kangaroo ticks, and isn’t always especially enjoyable. But every so often, there are rewards! ...
Woodland wildflower imposters

Woodland wildflower imposters

The great winter rainfall across many parts of WA has meant a bumper wildflower season, with many people visiting to admire them in local areas or on wildflower tours. However, in areas impacted by disturbance and urban zones (which includes Banksia and Tuart...
Bushranger Cadets Rally Together to Save Our Serpy

Bushranger Cadets Rally Together to Save Our Serpy

PHCC’s ‘Karu Bilya Wetlands’ restoration site is situated on the Serpentine River just south of Karnup Road, extending for 30 ha across parts of the Serpentine River, the neighbouring wetlands and the surrounding Banksia Woodland.  We named this site in 2019 as a...
Beautiful Brine Shrimp

Beautiful Brine Shrimp

Brine shrimp (Artemia sp.) are halophilic (salt-loving) invertebrates that are common in salt lakes, including those found in the Yalgorup Lakes system.  As part of PHCC’s current “Ramsar Project” monthly water quality assessments are being carried out at the 17...
Discover Lake McLarty – a hidden treasure

Discover Lake McLarty – a hidden treasure

Every spring, thousands of international migratory birds start to arrive on our doorstep at Lake McLarty in Birchmont. These weary travellers, who make a journey of up to 12,000 km from the edge of the Arctic Circle to escape the winter cold, stock up on the abundant...
Rakali Tracks Spotted Near Dryandra Woodland

Rakali Tracks Spotted Near Dryandra Woodland

Rakali or native water rats (Hydromys chrysogaster) are a shy, large native rodent with dark fur, white tipped tail and have partially webbed hind feet to help with swimming. Very few Rakali have been sighted in the Wheatbelt over recent years, so a sighting this far...
Strong interest in 2021 Community Grants

Strong interest in 2021 Community Grants

During September PHCC staff were out helping landholders keen to protect biodiversity, reduce erosion, fence bushland and undertake revegetation across the catchment, to apply for funds through PHCC’s Community Environmental Grants (CEG) program. A total of 39...

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