‘Disastrous’ planning approval to wipe out meat-eating rainbow plant: scientists

Byblis gigantea, the rainbow plant, at Alison Baird Reserve. Photo: Hans Lambers.

Byblis gigantea, the rainbow plant, at Alison Baird Reserve. Photo: Hans Lambers.

One of four remaining populations of the carnivorous “rainbow plant”, unique to Perth, could be wiped out after a planning approvals process WA’s most prominent scientists have called “disastrous” and “seriously flawed”.

Read more at WAtoday.

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Perth’s urban sprawl threatens endangered banksia woodlands

Banksia at Bold Park, one of the areas of remnant woodland.  Photo: Rob Davis

Banksia at Bold Park, one of the areas of remnant woodland. Photo: Rob Davis

The banksia woodlands of Perth’s Swan Coastal Plain have just been declared endangered by the federal government – but they’re right on top of some prime development land.

Read more at WAtoday.