A recent report found that native forest logging is the highest greenhouse gas emitting sector in Tasmania. However, writes Dr Jennifer Sanger, protecting native forests would draw carbon dioxide down from the atmosphere and store it long-term, in turn offering a real climate solution.
To protect wilderness, you first have to know what wilderness is. But pinning down the concept to create a workable definition can prove surprisingly difficult. In this must-read piece, wilderness researchers Martin Hawes and Grant Dixon explain the theory, and offer a robust solution.
Our national parks are under attack. The push for luxury lodges and other within-park accommodation, has gained nationwide momentum. In this, Part Two of a two-part series, we look at the root causes and broad implications of these developments.
World Expeditions to support the end of wildlife suffering for tourist purposes.
Many people are familiar with the beauty of Australia’s vast, rugged parks and reserves. But have you ever considered working as a park ranger?
A young environmentalist from Lake Cathie, NSW, is taking on the world’s plastic waste problems, one confident step at a time.
Amazing shots of wildlife and wilderness abound among The Nature Conservancy’s 2017 Photo Competition winners and runners up entries.
The Wet Tropics Management Authority is pleased to announce its Snap the Tropics photograph competition winners. The competition attracted more than 150 entries from local photographers across the Wet Tropics region, featuring everything from creek and waterfall scenes to cassowary and orchid snaps. Entries were independently judged by acclaimed Cairns nature photographer Mike Prociv. The Read More
Mountaineer Tim Macartney-Snape explains another kind of pioneering effort: to take on plastic litter in Nepal and beyond.
News of logging activities in nearby State Parks is causing local residents to take notice and action against the destruction of critical native habitat.
Declining platypus populations have caused researchers to raise the alarm, but figuring out how direthe problem is – or how to solve it – isn’t going to be simple.
Bob Brown says it’s a “nightmare come true”, but some of Tasmania’s walking club members believe private development in National Parks is inevitable, such as the private hut development proposed for the South Coast Track.
This Monday, it was revealed that deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce had asked the environment minister, Josh Frydenberg, to reconsider the protected status of the Leadbeater’s possum. Risking Victoria’s faunal emblem to extinction is a move Joyce has made in an attempt to save the Heyfield timber mill. Joyce went on to say in parliament Read More
Without intervention, freshwater turtles in the Murray River could become extinct in our lifetime. An estimated 40 percent of turtle species from around the world are threatened with extinction, making them one of the most vulnerable groups on Earth. Now, research scientist Dr Ricky Spencer believes those freshwater species found in the Murray River are disappearing Read More