Conservation

platypus floating in river water

We don’t have to passively sit back and watch Australia’s species and ecosystems die. Here are five concrete steps the next government should take.

A platypus floats on the top of calm river waters

Environmental survey findings confirm what scientists have suspected; platypuses aren’t in Royal National Park. But plans to reintroduce the iconic species to the park later this year will change this.

A crop plantation with mountains in the background

Threatened species don’t just live in national parks. Almost half of their distributions are on private land.

Man standing in misty Tarcutta Hills Reserve

New research finds Queensland’s laws fail to protect private conservation areas from the hidden impacts of mining on groundwater.

Citizen scientists looking at leaves on a tree

UNSW scientists hope the Big Bushfire BioBlitz will build on the 17,500 observations submitted to the Environment Recovery Project.

Waratah

A UNSW PhD candidate has led the mapping of the floral emblem of NSW, the waratah.

bettong

What if we could help threatened marsupials evolve to survive foxes and feral cats?

View over the trees in Healesville Victoria

A new report shows the urgent need for action to mitigate climate change and biodiversity loss, and the significant consequences facing all life on Earth in failing to do so.

Pygmy blue whale swimming

It was the whales’ singing that gave them away.

A bridled nailtail wallaby in the wild

UNSW scientists have used a new conservation strategy to give the bridled nailtail wallaby a head start in life.

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