Conservation

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A new article by a UNSW-led team could set a new course for wildlife biologists who are trying to reduce the threat of extinction.

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A major study of dingo DNA has revealed the animals most likely migrated to Australia in two separate waves – a find with significant implications for their conservation.

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Reel Life Survey is a 10 year citizen science project that trains volunteer scuba divers to survey marine plants and animals. Madeleine De Gabriele interviewed Adriana Vergés, Graham Edgar and Stewart Frusher.

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The dingo has a far greater impact on the Australian landscape than previously thought, new research reveals.

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Evidence that populations of the platypus are in decline across Australia – to extinction in some locations – has sparked a UNSW-led research project to assess the iconic animal's conservation status.

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How do African farmers stop lions attacking their cattle? Paint the cows’ backsides, of course. Some lateral thinking by conservation biologist Neil Jordan.

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Deforestation threatens much of Australia’s extraordinary biodiversity and, if not redressed, will blight the environmental legacy we leave future generations, warn scientists including Richard Kingsford, Martine Maron and Brendan Wintle.

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Hundreds of scientists have expressed alarm at Australia’s increasing rate of destruction of native vegetation and called for governments to take action to stop habitat loss.

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A unique study tracking African wild dogs wearing high-tech collars has overturned conventional wisdom about how the endangered species hunts prey.

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Australia’s largest predator, the dingo, is resistant to one of the main threats to its survival as a species – changes to skull shape brought about by hybridisation, research shows.

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