Centre for Ecosystem Science

Releasing Bilby back in the Taronga Sanctuary at Dubbo

A nocturnal marsupial has been reintroduced into a feral-free area created by a UNSW-led project.

A mulgara outside a burrow

A small, carnivorous marsupial related to the Tasmanian Devil has been reintroduced to a NSW national park, more than a century after being declared extinct in the state.

Gwydir River, part of the Murray-Darling Basin

A new UNSW study demands better transparency around the idiosyncratic water management rules governing water allocation in the Murray-Darling Basin.

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The NSW government is soon expected to grant environmental approval to Snowy 2.0. But that process should be halted.

Hippos can be aggressive if you get too close

A new UNSW study has shown that using a drone to film hippos in Africa is an effective, affordable tool for conservationists to monitor the threatened species’ population from a safe distance, particularly in remote and aquatic areas.

Pomarine Jaeger

Thirteen species of seabirds are declining off the coast of south-eastern Australia, a 17-year study by researchers at the Centre for Ecosystem Science at UNSW Sydney revealed. 

Professor Richard Kingsford and an international team will develop a global standard for assessing and reporting the status of wetlands of international importance.

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It is possible to have fish and dams: John Harris, Bill Peirson and Richard Kingsford explain how.