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  1. 7 December 2022 - Science Matters

    Captive breeding to prevent extinction

    New University of Melbourne research into the embryo health of captive bred Southern Corroboree frogs may help their survival and guide conservation efforts.

  2. 22 November 2022 - Humanities

    Conserving the world’s oldest processional dragon

    The University of Melbourne's Grimwade Conservation Services have been conserving Loong 龍, the oldest intact Imperial processional dragon in the world.

  3. 17 January 2022 - Animals, Food & You

    Using genetics to conserve wildlife

    Targeted Genetic Intervention may provide the opportunity to conserve species by altering their genetics to help them adapt, says University of Melbourne expert

  4. 10 September 2021 - Science Matters

    Sequenced quoll genome a new tool for conservation

    Newly sequenced Eastern Quoll genome could inform improved breeding programs to re-establish it on the Australian mainland says University of Melbourne research

  5. 6 September 2021 - Science Matters

    No bones about it, dunnarts crawl before growing a skeleton

    The development of the dunnart provides a model animal to study other unique Australian fauna and could aid conservation, shows University of Melbourne research

  6. 1 September 2021 - Animals, Food & You

    Lead from ammunition is a threat to everyone's health

    Ammunition is a major source of environmental lead pollution; alternatives could be used to protect Australian wildlife, says a University of Melbourne expert

  7. 24 August 2021 - Science Matters

    Man bites shark: How dangerous are humans to sharks?

    A new approach, devised by University of Melbourne research estimates the risk that fishing and climate change pose to any shark species in Australia.

  8. 30 July 2021 - Science Matters

    Saving Melbourne’s platypus with smart water storage

    Using smart rainwater tanks and urban lakes, a new project that includes the University of Melbourne aims to provide crucial water to protect platypus habitat.

  9. 20 May 2021 - Science Matters

    Variety is the spice of life... and key to saving wildlife

    By understanding how varied a species' DNA is, we can boost species adaptation to new conditions, decreasing extinction risk say University of Melbourne experts

  10. 18 March 2021 - Animals, Food & You

    Hope for endangered frogs

    Some endangered frog species are recovering from a disease that has devastated amphibian species worldwide, shows a new University of Melbourne-led study