• Of human blindness

    Warren Brown     |      May 12, 2022

    Innumerable species have been driven to extinction by the spread of mankind over the planet, but such is our rapacious and thoughtless exploitation of the world’s resources that humanity itself is putting itself at risk.

  • Back from the dead

    Open Forum     |      July 1, 2021

    Museum genomics reveal a mouse thought to have been extinct for over 160 years has been living under a different name this whole time.

  • Facing up to the global extinction crisis

    Michelle Lim     |      May 7, 2019

    We are witnessing the loss of biodiversity at rates never before seen in human history. Nearly a million species face extinction if we do not fundamentally change our relationship with the natural world, according to the world’s largest assessment of biodiversity.

  • Did climate change wipe out the Australian lion?

    Open Forum     |      October 20, 2018

    Scientists now believe Thylacoleo carnifex was probably a victim of the drying out of Australia, which began about 350,000 years ago, rather than from the impact of humans.

  • 3D scanning reveals secrets of extinct starfish

    Christy Hipsley     |      October 4, 2018

    Advanced digital imaging has ‘virtually dissected’ the Derwent River Seastar, confirming it as a new but extinct species without damaging the precious remaining specimens.