Lord Howe Island

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Survivors or intruders? Rats found on Lord Howe Island despite 22,000 traps and 40 tonnes of bait
About 100 rats have been discovered since a $17m eradication program on the world heritage-listed island but experts say all is not lost

Royce Kurmelovs

25, Oct, 2021 @11:28 PM

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Plantwatch: staghorn ferns – the plants that form colonies like bees
Species on Lord Howe Island shows remarkable collaboration, with some plants deflecting water to colony and others soaking it up

Paul Simons

16, Jun, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Rats reappear on Lord Howe Island for the first time since 2019 eradication program
Genetic test will uncover if two rats that were caught and killed are new incursion or survivors of the controversial eradication

Royce Kurmelovs

19, Apr, 2021 @6:57 AM

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Cyclone Uesi: NSW coast set for a drenching as Lord Howe Island prepares for storm
Tropical cyclone downgraded but still set to bring wind, rain and damaging surf to New South Wales

Patrick Keneally and agencies

13, Feb, 2020 @4:48 AM

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Josh Frydenberg overruled department to block Lord Howe Island wind turbines
Exclusive: FOI documents reveal former environment minister took action despite support from islanders

Anne Davies

17, Sep, 2019 @11:43 PM

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'A nasty place at the moment': Lord Howe Island tense as rat baiting begins
After 20 years of arguments, the eradication plan that has split families and divided neighbours will finally go ahead

Calla Wahlquist

06, May, 2019 @6:00 PM

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Lord Howe Island coral bleaching 'most severe we've ever seen', scientists say
Biologists fear they will now start to see coral mortality in world’s southern-most reef

Lisa Cox

01, Apr, 2019 @3:33 AM

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Bristol zoo eggs raise hopes for endangered stick insect
The zoo’s Lord Howe Island stick insects – once feared to be extinct – have produced a second generation of eggs

Steven Morris

08, Jan, 2018 @1:34 PM

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Only science can solve the intriguing stick insect mystery | First Dog on the Moon
The world is terrible, mainly because of people. But today there is good news – the Lord Howe Island stick insect isn’t extinct!

First Dog on the Moon

06, Oct, 2017 @5:56 AM

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Giant stick insects found on Lord Howe Island a genetic match for 'extinct' phasmids
Scientists confirm creatures discovered on Ball’s Pyramid in 2001 are the same species rats were believed to have killed off a century earlier

Calla Wahlquist

05, Oct, 2017 @5:43 PM

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Man v rat: could the long war soon be over? | Jordan Kisner
The Long Read: Rats spread disease, decimate crops and very occasionally eat people alive. For centuries, we have struggled to find an effective way of controlling their numbers. Until now …

Jordan Kisner

20, Sep, 2016 @5:00 AM

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Trouble in paradise: Lord Howe Island divided over plan to exterminate rats
Rodents are threatening the unique natural environment of Australia’s sparsely populated Lord Howe Island. But a plan to eradicate the pests by dropping 42 tonnes of poisoned cereal is splitting the close-knit community in half

Michael Slezak

08, Feb, 2016 @10:57 PM

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