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Threatened Victorian non-marine invertebrates

This is an information sheet that names the 46 species of invertebrate listed as threatened in Victoria under the 'Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988'. It also provides information about the threats to them, including habitat loss.

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Australian Owl Genetics Project

This is an information sheet describing the Australian Owl Genetics Project's efforts to ensure the continuing survival of Australia's owls and the preservation of their habitats.

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'Healthy waterways' postcard, 2003

This is a postcard published by and promoting Melbourne Water, a water management organisation owned by the Victorian Government. One side of the postcard has photographs of a creek and a platypus. At the bottom is the text 'healthy waterways'. The reverse side provides information about the role of Melbourne Water in managing ...

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'Frog atlas' for South Australia - SpatialGenie map layer

This is a map showing where frog species are found in South Australia, and is known as the 'Frog atlas'. Students use the spatial visualisation tool, SpatialGenie, to explore this map as spatial data. They can investigate this map alone or add other map layers. Students use shape tools to measure area and distance, and ...

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River porpoise rescue

Can you imagine seeing porpoises leaping out of the water in a river near you? Sounds unlikely, doesn't it, but that's what people living along the banks of the Yangtze River in China often used to see. These Yangtze finless porpoises are now rapidly disappearing. Find out why and what Chinese scientist Professor Wang Ding ...

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Persuasive writing: albatrosses under threat

Imagine you are an ecologist who is desperate to save an endangered bird species, the Wandering Albatross. How can you convince people to support your cause? In this audio clip, explore how language choices can have a big impact on your audience.

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Elephant tusks: blessing or curse?

Did you know that an elephant's tusks are its teeth? Tusks are a useful tool. See how elephants use them for foraging and digging or as weapons. Unfortunately, tusks are highly prized by hunters. Find out how the trade in elephant tusks (ivory) impacts the elephant population. What is being done to protect these majestic animals?

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Goodbye, tiger

Do you know the locations of native tiger populations around the world? Surprisingly, Africa is not one of them! See how tiger populations have decreased worldwide over about the last 100 years. Find out why tiger populations are dwindling and that some species of tiger are already extinct.

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Balancing the options: wildlife park [ESL]

Help a local council to investigate differences of opinion about a proposed wildlife park. Gather facts and opinions from local residents, wildlife supporters and the park developer. Compare options, then choose the plan that best addresses issues raised by all of the interest groups. Explain the reasons for your recommendation.

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Terrestrial data

This is a collection of 7 digital curriculum resources that allows students to consider and interrogate terrestrial ecosystem data related to the flow of matter and energy. The resources are datasets that provide students with an opportunity to pose their own investigative questions, for example relating to data on land ...

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'Frog atlas' for South Australia: dataset

This spreadsheet contains a dataset regarding the occurrence of frog species in South Australia, and is known as the 'Frog atlas'. The data provide information about frog locations. A Read Me file contains a guide to the codes used. The spreadsheet provides information on 6,732 sightings of frogs, their common and species ...

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'The Mawson Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-1913' - asset 5

This is an excerpt from a silent black-and-white film of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition (1911-14) led by Australian geologist Douglas Mawson (1882-1958). The film is entitled 'The Mawson Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-1913' and was taken in 1911-12 by Australian photographer Frank Hurley (1885-1962). This ...

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'Catching crocodiles', 1933 - asset 1

This is an excerpt from a black-and-white film about shooting and trapping crocodiles in the north of Australia in 1933. It was filmed and directed by Noel Monkman. A soundtrack of strings, often plucked to heighten tension, backs the commentary. A group of freshwater crocodiles lies basking in the sun as a hunter crawls ...

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'Catching crocodiles', 1933 - asset 2

This is an excerpt from a black-and-white film about shooting and trapping crocodiles in the north of Australia in 1933. It was filmed and directed by Noel Monkman. A soundtrack of strings, often plucked to heighten tension, backs the commentary. Two men stretch a net across a lagoon. They drag the net down the length of ...

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'Catching crocodiles', 1933 - asset 3

This is an excerpt from a black-and-white film about shooting and trapping crocodiles in the north of Australia in 1933. It was filmed and directed by Noel Monkman. A soundtrack of strings, often plucked to heighten tension, backs the commentary. Two men drag a net full of freshwater crocodiles ashore and begin to untangle ...

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'Catching crocodiles', 1933 - asset 4

This is an excerpt from a black-and-white film about shooting and trapping crocodiles in the north of Australia in 1933. It was filmed and directed by Noel Monkman. A soundtrack of strings playing Mozart backs the commentary. The camera follows a European and two Indigenous Australians paddling through the mangroves in ...

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'Catching crocodiles', 1933 - asset 5

This is an excerpt from a black-and-white film about hunting and trapping crocodiles in the north of Australia in 1933. It was filmed and directed by Noel Monkman. A soundtrack of strings playing Mozart backs the commentary. The camera pans up a rope to show a man in a tree positioning a log as part of a crocodile trap, ...

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'Catching crocodiles', 1933 - asset 8

This is a segment of a black-and-white film about shooting and trapping crocodiles in the north of Australia in 1933. It was filmed and directed by Noel Monkman. A soundtrack of strings backs the commentary. It consists of a number of views, shot from different angles, of a saltwater crocodile struggling in a trap at the ...

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'Catching crocodiles', 1933 - asset 9

This is an excerpt from a black-and-white film about shooting and trapping crocodiles in the north of Australia in 1933. It was filmed and directed by Noel Monkman. A soundtrack of strings backs the commentary, which tells a tale about how Indigenous Australians crossed crocodile-infested rivers. The excerpt consists of ...

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'Catching crocodiles', 1933 - asset 10

This is an excerpt from a black-and-white film about shooting and trapping crocodiles in the north of Australia in 1933. It was filmed and directed by Noel Monkman. A soundtrack of strings backs the commentary. The segment opens with a long-shot of a trapped crocodile struggling on the end of a rope. The crocodile lifts ...