Richard Kingsford

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UNSW scientists will reintroduce seven locally extinct native mammals into large, predator-free exclosures in the state's north-west as part of a NSW government initiative to protect threatened species.

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A 30-year-long UNSW study of wetlands in eastern Australia has found that construction of dams and diversion of water from the Murray-Darling Basin have led to a more than 70 percent decline in waterbird numbers.

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NSW's new biodiversity legislation will achieve the opposite of what it is trying to do and will accelerate extinction of native flora and fauna rather than arrest its alarming decline, writes Richard Kingsford.

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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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This year’s annual waterbird survey by UNSW scientists coincides with concerns that the Murray-Darling Basin Authority is about to announce a cut to water allocations to the environment.

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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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It is possible to have fish and dams: John Harris, Bill Peirson and Richard Kingsford explain how.

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Coal mining and possibly groundwater extraction are responsible for the recent drying out of Thirlmere Lakes in the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, a new UNSW report concludes.

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Conservation of Australia’s precious native vegetation is set to be enhanced with the development of new methods to improve the mapping of plant communities.

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