native animals

A peach quandong fruit

Our medicine, cosmetics and other everyday products contain compounds taken from nature. But Traditional Owners may not have given permission for the materials or their knowledge to be used.

Feral cat

The Felixer, an autonomous device that can target and cull feral cats in the wild, could be key in rebuilding Australia’s decimated native animal populations.

kangaroos in a paddock

Pressure is mounting on fashion producers to stop using skins from Australian native animals. But Indigenous people are reviving traditions and there are ethical ways for trade to continue.

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UNSW scientists are at the forefront of conserving, protecting and better understanding our Australian native mammals.

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Bilbies, bettongs and echidnas play a beneficial role in the arid environment by foraging for food – a behaviour that alters the composition of bacteria and fungi in the soil, UNSW research shows.

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I did not set out to be an advocate for keeping native animals as pets, but raising a western quoll, quite simply, changed my life, writes Michael Archer.