Conservation

Dingo walking on sand

It’s time to take dingoes out of the doghouse. 

Platypus

A three-year study has confirmed that significant alterations to flow regimes by dams can have a big impact on downstream platypus populations.

Regrowth after bushfires

Community scientists have been photographing animals and plants in the months after the Black Summer fires. Each observation is a story of survival against the odds, or of tragedy.

Kangaroo in dry landscape

The native species has reached numbers that are contributing to drier soil and less vegetation – and may be more damaging to conservation areas than rabbits.

a numbat stands on a log

The first Threatened Species Strategy fizzled out last year without making a big difference to conservation. With the next strategy due to roll out this year, let's look at what needs to change.

Wild dolphins swim in the sea

A UNSW study shows airway bacteria can indicate the health of dolphins and whales ­– a finding that could benefit endangered species like the northern right and blue whales.

A colourful seahorse swims among the sea life

Partially protected marine areas create confusion and don’t meet their broad conservation objectives, UNSW researchers have found.

drone flying on the beach at sunset

The ocean meets the sky as drones take conservation efforts to new heights.

A Highland wild dog with a golden coat

Dingoes, meet your long-lost cousins: New Guinea singing dogs and Highland wild dogs.

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