Australia’s leading scientists – ‘it’s time to establish a biodiversity BOM’

With Australia failing to halt species decline and our biodiversity management systems broken, now is the…

Restoring just 15% of the world’s land could prevent 60% of extinctions

We can’t fix the whole world at once, but restoring just 15 per cent of the land…

Australian carp virus plan ‘dead in the water’?

Plans to release a virus to reduce numbers of invasive Common Carp in Australia are unlikely…

Study confirms plastics threat to South Pacific seabirds

Plastic gathered from remote corners of the South Pacific Ocean, including nesting areas of New Zealand…

Human activity has made Murray estuary more vulnerable to drought

The Murray is known to suffer acidification in its estuary in South Australia. For the first…

Western Australia’s Fitzroy River flow critical for survival of endangered sawfish

Changing water levels in Western Australia’s Fitzroy River are impacting freshwater sawfish growth and survival, new…

Tiniest kangaroo under symposium spotlight

The tiniest kangaroo – Hypsiprymnodon moschatus, which is found on rainforest floors in Australia’s wet tropics and weighs…

Animals lose fear of predators after they start living near people

Animals lose fear of predators rapidly after they start encountering humansMost wild animals show a suite…

Wolves have been caring for the pack for at least 1.3m years

Family care? Healed injuries suggest social behavior in ancestral wolvesNew specimens from Ice Age of China…

Frogs Surviving the Flames: Citizen Scientists Reveal Frogs’ Initial Response to ‘Black Summer’ Bushfires

New research from the Australian Museum (AM) and UNSW Sydney published today in Conservation Science and Practise…

Blue whales change their tune when it’s breeding season

Blue whales change their tune before migratingWhile parsing through years of recorded blue whale songs looking…

Landmark release sees bilbies return to Sturt National Park in NSW

Bilbies are once again bounding in Sturt National Park more than a century after they were…

Dog brains do not prefer faces

Dog Brains Do Not Prefer Faces Unlike human brains, dog brains do not contain face-sensitive areasEven…

Megalodons were truly the biggest fish in the sea

A new study shows that the body size of the iconic gigantic or megatooth shark, about…

Decoy smart turtle eggs leave illegal traffickers with egg on their face

Tracking sea turtle egg traffickers with GPS-enabled decoy eggsBy placing 3D-printed and GPS-enabled decoy sea turtle…

Scientists shed light on how praying mantises use the element of surprise to survive

A new study has for the first time illuminated the evolutionary history of the bizarre anti-predator…

Unregulated reptile trade could be the next step towards biodiversity collapse

Scale of online reptile trade revealedApproximately 36% of all known reptile species are sold online, reports…

Stick ‘em up: new test can detect crown-of-thorns starfish as quickly as a home pregnancy kit

Researchers at the Australian Institute of Marine Science have developed a dipstick test that can detect…

Doggy diets and training may not boost brain power in elderly pets

Diet and prior training show no impact on cognitive decline in aging pet dogsNew study has…

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