'Westy' book now on sale

Great news! You can now get your very own copy of new children's book 'Westy' - an entirely Western Australian product. It's just $20 for the soft cover edition (or $15 for Friends), plus p&p of $5.60 per book, reducing for multiple copies. ( Hard cover copies are reserved for…
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New book about the tortoise: 'Westy'

The new children's book 'Westy' will soon be launched Meantime, you can buy the soft cover version here for just $19 (+$4 p&p), or if you're a member of FOWST, $15 +p&p. Just email us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name, number of books and postal address; then send your payment…
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Tortoise Tales 25

Our latest newsletter - featuring some great schoolchildren from SA who raised money for the tortoise - is now available to download. Scroll to bottom right of the home page...
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Planting Day June 12

The Western Swamp Tortoise - Australia’s rarest reptile - needs your help! Come along and help the Friends of the Western Swamp Tortoise, Department of Parks and Wildlife and WWF-Australia plant around new habitat ponds to help this Critically Endangered species. When: Sunday 12th June, 2016 from 9:30am – 12:00pm…
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July 2015 release

Today (July 25 2015) we released 20 more western swamp tortoises at a nature reserve in the Swan Valley. These were animals bred at Perth Zoo and many Friends and other interested citizens gathered to 'launch' them into the swamp that will be their home. More pictures available in our…
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Tortoise education gets boost in The West Australian

The ED! section of The West Australian is promoting the WST on August 10 as part of its 'Celebrating WA's Wetlands Biodiversity'. In the August 8, 10, 11 and 12 editions of The West, there will be teaching resources supporting the Australian Curriculum in Science, Geography and Media Arts. TO…
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