Mike Letnic

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.

Dingo walking on sand

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

Dingo surrounded by trees looking in the distance

Satellite images taken over three decades show that keeping dingoes out comes at a price.

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Animals assumed to be dingo-dog hybrids based on their coat colour and culled may have been pure dingoes, a study involving UNSW finds.  

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.

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Dingo or just wild dog? A new study busts the misconception that pure dingoes are extinct in NSW – and finds several ‘dingo hotspots’ around the state.

Southern Tablelands grasslands

The Monaro grasslands are a tiny surviving fraction of the native grasslands that once grew across the Southern Tablelands.

Sea horses are among the marine animals that depend on the sea grasses for habitat.

On this year’s International Day of Biodiversity, we are showcasing some of our scientists who are working to safeguard our ecosystems – both far away and close to home.

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Rewilding is gaining popularity around the world, as a means to restore ecosystems to their ancient state. But just like Vegemite, Australian rewilding projects need to have a unique flavour.

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A new study by UNSW scientists has shown how the presence – and absence – of dingoes affects the desert landscape.

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