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Greater gliders left out on a limb

In a showdown rivalling Samson and Goliath, Australia’s largest flying mammal, the greater glider, has an epic battle on its hands as the logging industry continues to threaten its habitat in Victoria’s central west.

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Frog in a bog

The only frog endemic to the state of Victoria lives in the state’s high-altitude alpine bogs.

Protecting our giant Earthworms: Beverley van Praagh

Talking Australia
Talking Australia
Protecting our giant Earthworms: Beverley van Praagh
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Reaching up to 3m in length the giant Gippsland earthworm may be the world’s largest of its kind. Often mistaken for a snake due to its size, this creature can only be found in a few locations in Victoria. The worms are under serious pressure by agricultural use of their habitat so, for the last 30 years, ecologist Beverley van Praagh and her team at the Giant Earthworm Project have been working closely with the Victorian government and local farmers to find ways to ensure the survival of this fascinating species. This Episode of Talking Australia is hosted by Angela Heathcote (Digital Producer at Australian Geographic) and produced by Ben Kanthak (www.beachshackpodcasts.com).   You can also follow us on Instagram @australiangeographic