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This website describes the eDNA approach and features a game for kids to test their knowledge of Gouldian Finch eDNA. Developed in partnership with Inspired NT.
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See Hub research used to help inform the water plan on pages 49–51, 55.
See Hub research used to help inform the water plan on pages 24, 33, 36 & 37.
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