Kate Brandis

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Scientists have developed a revolutionary way to determine if animals are being illegally trafficked.

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Calling all citizen scientists! Get involved with ANSTO and UNSW's Feathermap of Australia project, collect feathers from waterbird habitats, send them in for for analysis and help protect Australia's wetlands.

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Photographer Nick Cubbin has captured the often-overlooked beauty of waterbird feathers for a project that aims to plot the movements of Australia’s wetland birds.

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Knowing the movements of waterbirds helps identify wetlands that are important habitats. But traditional tracking methods have had limited success and can be expensive, so we've developed a more effective way, writes Kate Brandis.

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Australians are being asked to collect wetland bird feathers to help scientists create the first ‘Feather Map of Australia’ to show the health of our wetland birds.