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World’s largest carbon stores found in Australian World Heritage Sites; Isabella O’Malley; Weather Network

UNESCO’s report warns degrading these environments could release billions of tons of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases…

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How to take the road trip of a lifetime along the Western Australia Coast; Kevin West; Travel + Leisure

A road trip itinerary along Western Australia’s sparsely settled Coral Coast. You’ll feel like you’ve time traveled back to the good old days, when a…

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Splendid Shark Bay in Australia; Claire Marine; FuBiz

Once again, Tom Hegen brings us closer to nature. His new aerial photographic series was taken during his travel in Australia. It is a genuine visual pleasure…

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Exploring the Australian coastal wilderness where Blue Planet II was filmed; Nigel Richardson; Telegraph

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Monkey Mia, where the red desert meets the sea Monkey Mia red desert meets sea; Australian Traveller

On one side is rugged outback, on the other a marine wonderland, and in the middle…  Monkey Mia, where the red desert meets the sea…

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Former Shark Bay sheep station becomes conservation treasure trove; David Weber & Christopher Lewis; ABC News

A former sheep station in Western Australia has become an internationally important conservation reserve, housing rare and threatened species as well as a huge range of stromatolites.

Hamelin Station, on the edge of the Shark Bay World Heritage Area, stretches across more than 200,000 hectares and plays host to a range of endangered species, as well as the world’s oldest known life form.

Bush Heritage Australia now owns the former grazing property, where it has been ramping up conservation work to protect species under threat.

Spokeswoman Annette Ruzicka said the importance of the reserve was not widely appreciated.

“It’s habitat for several nationally threatened species such as the Hamelin Skink, which you only find here, nowhere else, the mallee fowl and the western grass wren. And there’s also a melting pot of plant biodiversity,” she said.

World’s most diverse stromatolite collection

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This Australian Beach Is One of Only Two Beaches in the World Composed Entirely of Shells; ahulk242; Atlas Obscura

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Oct. 25, 1616: Dutch explorer Dirk Hartog finds Australia’s west coast; Christy Karras; Compass

Although more people are familiar with Australia’s east coast, home to most of the country’s population, its northern and west coasts were the first ones Europeans explored. The Dutch led the way, since they were already trading with what is now Indonesia (which they called the Dutch East Indies). In 1606, Willem Janszoon came upon the Cape York Peninsula, not far from Indonesia on Australia’s northern side, the first European to encounter Australia.

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