Swan Valley artist, Peter Graham, completed and installed a magnificent sculpture in the grounds of our sponsor, the Margaret River Chocolate Company.
73 western swamp tortoises were released in the largest return to the wild to date.
book is published by committee member Cathy Levett, aimed at Early Years children.
For the first time, tortoises were released in an area where they hadn’t historically been found, to investigate their potential for survival under a changing climate.
The 10th anniversary of the formation of the Friends group (July).
65-year-old female ‘Tortoise Number 4’ (still fertile) was recaptured and briefly on display at the celebration.
Plus the release of 60 juvenile tortoises – half to Moore River NP and half to Twin Swamps NR, with the latter event attended by the WA Environment Minister.
…with 10 returned to zoo due to poor winter rains in the following month. Discovery of 3 new hatchlings (wild born) at Ellen Brook NR.
…which won the national ‘In-situ Conservation Award’ for its efforts; 54 animals released to reserves.
at Mogumber Nature Reserve, north of Perth
…with G. Kuchling continuing to provide help and advice.
A collaboration between Perth Zoo, CALM, UWA, Curtin University and WWF.
Under direction of the Western Swamp Tortoise Captive Breeding Management Committee (CALM, UWA, Perth Zoo).
He was employed as research assistant in the Museum from 1973-1975.
Two specimens taken to WA Naturalists’ Club Show.
He collected in south-western Australia from 1839 to 1841.