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Blue-tailed skink

Soft release of blue-tailed skinks a success

In August 2018, Christmas Island National Park embarked on an ambitious project to save the blue-tailed skink, an endemic species now believed extinct in the wild. The project saw a group of skinks released into a rehabilitated, forested site within the park. Blue-tailed skink The soft-release site was extensively modified from its original condition. We removed all original rocks and fallen trees from the area before spraying it to eliminate centipedes (some 160 centipedes were removed from the site).

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Injured wildlife sign

Women in science – making a difference

Today is February 11, the United Nations International Day of Women and Girls in Science. To celebrate we’re catching up with Dr Tanya Detto, a scientist who works at one of Australia’s wildlife wonders, Christmas Island National Park. Tanya came to Christmas Island for a three-month contract eight and half years ago. She has been working to try and stop the decline of red crabs, which are found only on Christmas Island and are famous for their spectacular migration.

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