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February 9th, 2017

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Thursday, February 9th, 2017 09:39 am
Once again, another three stories from the mainstream media about "what went right" rather than "what went wrong".

Beyond the stereotypes: Meet the teachers and students at Perth's Langford Islamic College by Emma Wynne (ABC Radio Perth)

A profile of the staff and students of the Langford Islamic College, in Perth's southern suburbs. The staff are a mix of people who follow Islam and people who don't, the curriculum is very much the standard Western Australian school curriculum (with a few added extras, such as Arabic and Islamic Studies), and the main visible difference is the girls are encouraged to wear the hijab after year four, and cover up a bit more.

Perth Zoo welcomes second puggle from short-beaked echidnas Chindi and Nyingarn by Eliza Laschon (ABC Western Australia)

The Perth Zoo's captive breeding program for the short-beaked echidna has resulted in a second puggle (sex not yet known) from a particular set of parents (10th overall), and more information they can put toward a potential breeding program for the endangered long-beaked echidna.

Shorebird record in Albany WA highest in six years by Lisa Morrison (ABC Great Southern, Western Australia)

As part of the national shorebird monitoring program (Shorebird 2020), coordinated by Birdlife Australia, Albany observers have counted 560 birds, across 15 species. This is an improvement on previous years (up from a low of 351 in 2014) but is far from the sorts of numbers which used to be seen in the late 1990s. It's hoped the information from the count can aid in conservation efforts and habitat retention.

So there's my three for the day. It's been a good day for stories about what went right today, so I'll probably drop all the other stories I found into the comments. If you've found something in your news feed about "what went right", why not share a link in the comments as well?