CSIRO imports dung beetles to help clear paddocks of poo problem

Alex Crowe
By Alex Crowe
Updated May 10 2022 - 5:21am, first published 1:50am
CSIRO entomologist Dr Valerie Caron in quarantine at CSIRO Black Mountain with some of the 1000 plus dung beetles that have been imported from overseas to help protect biodiversity. Picture: James Croucher

A somewhat unsavoury but altogether important task lay ahead for trays of tiny overseas imports laying in wait at the CSIRO.

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Alex Crowe

Alex Crowe

Science and Environment Reporter

Alex covers science and environment issues, with a focus on local Canberra stories. alex.crowe@austcommunitymedia.com.au