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Australians called on to rescue dwindling river life

CreekEnvironmental scientists have urged Australians to rally to the rescue of endangered lungfish and other river wildlife by restoring catchments and river banks, especially in cities.

New research at the National Environmental Research Program’s Environmental Decisions Hub (NERP EDH) has found that climate change and urbanisation are putting a ‘double whammy’ on the nation’s freshwater wildlife – and identifies several ways the public and landholders can come to the rescue of imperilled species.

“As southeast Queensland is one of Australia’s fastest growing metropolitan regions, its impact is likely to put threatened species under even greater stress,” says Dr Jonothan Rhodes...read more

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