A croc comeback

Sunday, 8 May 2022 - 11:30am to 12:00pm

In this episode, we chat to Simba Chan from the Japan Bird Research Association about the incredible story of the critically endangered Chinese Crested Tern. These seabirds live and breed between the seas between China and Japan, part of what's known as the East Asian-Australasian Flyway, a highway for sea birds and shorebirds that extends from Australia to the Arctic. Conservationists who work in the flyway have dubbed 2022 the Years of the Terns, putting the spotlight on these threatened birds.

And in northern Australia we speak to Dr Mariana Campbell from Charles Darwin University about the recovery of Estuarine Crocodiles, Australia's biggest reptiles. Hunted close to extinction in the 1970s, their numbers have rebounded. Mariana's research is looking at what's behind the recovery. 

Sunday 11:30am to 12:00pm
Information about marine and coastal environments. News and interviews with marine scientists, campaigners and conservation workers. Presented by volunteer broadcasters who are passionate about marine environments, both local and across the world.


Andrew, Erin, Heather, James and Matt.