Western Australia has experienced record summer rainfall across the western desert, causing usually dry salt pans to become more waterlogged than any time in the past 30 years. As a result, visitors and custodians are remarking on the huge number of coastal bird species that have headed inland to breed. The event has been documented Read More
New Zealand’s Whanganui River was yesterday granted the rights to be treated and, more importantly, defended as a living entity. Reported in The Guardian, the local Māori tribe of Whanganui in the country’s North Island has found to have the river recognised as an ancestor for almost a century-and-a-half. “The reason we have taken this approach Read More
An international research initiative led by the University of Tasmania’s Menzies Institute for Medical Research has succeeded in curing Tasmanian devils suffering from the fatal devil facial tumour disease (DFTD). DFTD, a transmissible, parasitic cancer has been a major cause for concern regarding the future of Tasmania’s iconic marsupial species and a great deal of funding Read More
Although plans for an eco-lodge and wellness retreat at Crescent Bay were abandoned years ago by Dick Smith, it appears they may now go ahead after all.
Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the La Trobe University Wildlife Sanctuary makes an appearance in virtual form at the National Gallery of Victoria.
The Wilderness Society plans to engage the use of drones to film deforestation in action, but not everyone appears to support the concept.
Long assumed to be protecting their bills from the cold, the backrest behaviour exhibited by many birds has been confirmed to do just that, and birds with larger bills spend more time doing it.
Australian researchers have set out to demonstrate how increasing the size of coastal marine reserves will pay dividends for fisheries.
For the third year in a row, The Nature Conservancy’s photography competition has drawn a high standard of entries, and the 13 winners have shared in $5,000 worth of prizes.
Clean Up Australia Day is returning in 2017 and it’s set to be more popular than ever.
New research indicates that adopting daylight saving times in South-East Queensland could reduce the number of koalas killed or injured by motorists.
Research into the ecology and behaviour of Christmas Island’s critically endangered flying foxes is giving hope for their conservation, but more work is needed to ensure their future.
In a response to a recent increase in illegal wild reptile captures, DELWP has announced ‘Operation Granite’ and asks the public to assist in preventing or reporting such activity this weekend.
Award-winning underwater photographer Eric Cheng blends his work with an insatiable passion for ocean conservation, which is showcased in the new season of ‘Tales by Light’.
In the same week the Tasmanian government has mooted plans to log previously protected old growth forest, resources minister Guy Barnett has indicated he’s willing to hear Bob Brown’s opinion on the matter.
BP has announced it won’t be proceeding with its oil exploration in the Great Australian Bight following sustained pressure from environmental groups. But the region isn’t safe yet.
Current estimates for projected climate change far outstrip the ability of grass species to adapt, representing a significant threat to human food security worldwide.
Wildlife photographer Doug Gimesy is calling for support to reduce dusk-to-dawn speed limits on Kangaroo Island in a bid to reduce the incidence of wildlife road trauma.
Recent research into one of Australia’s most famous living fossils, the rare Wollemi pine, has given further hope that the species can be brought back from the edge of extinction.