Richard Kingsford

Colours of the Bulloo Overflow

The new national park declared by the NSW government is still in excellent condition because its water supply remains largely intact, a top ecologist says.

Gwydir River, part of the Murray-Darling Basin

A new UNSW study demands better transparency around the idiosyncratic water management rules governing water allocation in the Murray-Darling Basin.

Murray-Darling Basin in drought

Subsidised irrigators extracted up to 28 per cent more water than those who received no funds under a national Murray-Darling Basin irrigation efficiency program, a new study has found.

Platypus has final health check at Taronga Wildlife Hospital

UNSW scientists expect more platypus rescues in future as climate change takes a stranglehold on their natural habitat.

Ferns sprouting after bushfire

Citizen scientists are being encouraged to photograph bushfire-affected areas to help UNSW Sydney researchers track the recovery of flora and fauna after the fires.

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.

Hippos can be aggressive if you get too close

A new UNSW study has shown that using a drone to film hippos in Africa is an effective, affordable tool for conservationists to monitor the threatened species’ population from a safe distance, particularly in remote and aquatic areas.

Pomarine Jaeger

Thirteen species of seabirds are declining off the coast of south-eastern Australia, a 17-year study by researchers at the Centre for Ecosystem Science at UNSW Sydney revealed. 

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