Richard Kingsford

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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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For helping protect the Lake Eyre Basin from development, mining and other threats, a team including UNSW scientist Richard Kingsford has won one of the world’s most prestigious water conservation awards.

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One of the Murray-Darling Basin’s most important wetlands, the Macquarie Marshes, has become drier during the past 20 years, leading to severe loss of ancient red gum trees and invasion of terrestrial plants, two new UNSW studies have revealed.

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UNSW scientists will reintroduce burrowing bettongs, bilbies and other native mammals into large, predator-free enclosures in the state's west, as part of a new NSW Government initiative to protect threatened species.

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An aerial survey of waterbirds in eastern Australia covering about a third of the continent is underway for another year, led by UNSW's Richard Kingsford.

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UNSW biologist Professor Richard Kingsford is a key scientific member of a partnership that has won a $200,000 prize for its work protecting the iconic Lake Eyre Basin river system.

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The world has an obligation to help the Pacific Islands conserve their unique ecosystems which are a vital reservoir of biodiversity and source of natural resources, says Richard Kingsford.

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Our future depends on the environment providing what we need, but it is still regarded as a magic pudding, with policies for development of natural resources outweighing those to protect them, writes Richard Kingsford.

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UNSW scientists have led the development of a new Red List system for identifying ecosystems at high risk of degradation, similar to the influential Red List for the world’s threatened species.

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