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Australia: Macquarie Island – Pest Free


The link below is to an article that reports on the pest free status of Macquarie Island, Tasmania.

For more visit:
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/bushtelegraph/macquarie-island/5377622

Costa Rica: Releasing All Zoo Animals


The link below is to an article reporting on the planned closure of Costa Rica’s zoos and letting the animals go free.

For more visit:
http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/costa-rica-announces-plans-close-all-zoos-saying-animals-deserve-be-nature.html

Article: Lost Toad Found in Sri Lanka


Not seen since 1876, the Kandyan Dwarf Toad has been found once more in a stream in Sri Lanka. Thankfully the discovery took place in a protected area, the Peak Wilderness Sanctuary, so the toad should be free from most threats. Even so, the species is still considered extremely rare.

For more, visit:
http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0618-hance-kandyan-dwarf-toad.html

Europe: Plastic Bag Ban


The link below is to an article reporting on the possible banning of free plastic bages in Europe. The move is an attempt to stop plastic bags polluting the environment and causing harm to wildlife.

For more visit:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2120304/Free-plastic-bags-banned-Europe.html

Mountain Maid Goldmine Reopened


The historic Mountain Maid Goldmine in the Copeland Tops State Conservation Area has reopened to the public. The historic site near Gloucester has been extensively redeveloped and reopened on Friday the 15/10/2010. Free tours are available on Sunday as part of an open day. For more information on the mine that is located near Gloucester and the Barrington Tops National Park, contact NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.