native mammals

Platypus might become extinct

New UNSW research calls for national action to minimise the risk of the platypus vanishing due to habitat destruction, dams and weirs.

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The Greater Bilby has not been seen in the wild in NSW for more than a century. Deborah Smith reports on an ambitious comeback plan.

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A big-eared native mouse declared extinct in NSW after not being seen for more than 80 years has been found at the UNSW Fowlers Gap Arid Zone Research Station near Broken Hill.

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Scientist and filmmaker Daniel Hunter believes “re-wilding” is the best way to battle the invasive predators driving many species to extinction.

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Poisoning of dingoes – the top predators in the Australian bush – has a deleterious effect on small native mammals such as marsupial mice and bandicoots, a UNSW-led study shows.