Richard Kingsford

Small pelican breeding colony on Lake Wyara

For nearly four decades, UNSW scientists, with researchers from the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment and other state agencies, have been surveying Australia’s waterbirds once a year.

A platypus swimming at Taronga Zoo

UNSW Sydney scientists are leading a project to bring the iconic mammal back to Royal National Park after almost 50 years.

waratahs in Royal national park

Professor Richard Kingsford will lead the ecological health assessment of Australia’s oldest national park.

Close-up of a bandicoot being held

After more than a century, locally extinct bandicoots have returned to Sturt National Park.

A bandicoot being released into the desert at night

The locally extinct animals have been reintroduced to the NSW outback as part of a major rewilding project led by UNSW Sydney.

Richard Kingsford

River ecologist and conservation biologist Professor Richard Kingsford has been awarded a prestigious 2021 ESA Gold Medal.

Ferns sprouting after bushfire

UNSW Sydney researchers have shown how a rapid-response citizen science project can provide data on plant, animal and fungus recovery following the 2019/20 mega-fires.

Okavango delta

A world-first framework will help identify the ecosystems that are most critical for biodiversity conservation, research, management and human wellbeing.

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Engineers and scientists at UNSW Sydney have come up with an ingenious way to get fish past dam walls, weirs and other barriers blocking their migration in Australian rivers.

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The tube fishway allows fish to glide past dam walls, weirs and other river barriers, with the potential to revitalise Australia’s ailing freshwater fish stocks.

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