Essential summer survival guide for our four-legged friends

Whether you’re going on a road trip or basking in the Australian sun from the comfort…

VOICES FOR THE EARTH Protecting the Platypus

In recent years scientists have become increasingly concerned about the mid to long-term survival of many…

New Federal laws banning plastic waste exports welcome but won’t save wildlife

Australia’s peak marine conservation body has welcomed the passing of new Federal laws that will end…

Extinctions linked to new assemblages of species

Scientists have found that as the world undergoes profound environmental change, identifying and protecting ‘novel’ communities…

Seagulls, penguins and pigeons all found carrying drug resistant superbug

Seagulls have long been associated with carriage of high levels of Escherichia coli (E. coli) strains…

Learning lessons from bushfires for koala survival

A University of Adelaide-led research project will study the clinical data of koalas injured in last…

Protect Antarctica Now: All-female scientific coalition calls for Marine Protected Area for Antarctica Peninsula

Species on the Antarctic Peninsula are threatened by climate change and human activities including commercial fishing,…

People can do more than use less plastic to help save the GBR

There are many threats to the Great Barrier Reef – cyclones, shipping, crown-of-thorns starfish – but…

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…

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