• Life at the beach

    John Turnbull     |      January 4, 2022

    Although tourist beaches are heavily disturbed by human activities, there is still a wide variety of wildlife which holiday makers may spot around the nation’s coastline.

  • Nature cure

    Dimity Williams     |      September 25, 2020

    Australians want a government that takes the health of the natural environment seriously and understands the wellbeing of all of us depend upon it.  

  • Reducing demand in the wildlife trade

    Georgina Kenyon     |      August 14, 2020

    Shutting down wet markets trading wildlife for food and traditional medicine is only part of the challenge in stopping future viruses from turning into pandemics like Covid-19.

  • Ending the wildlife trade will save human lives

    Georgina Kenyon     |      April 24, 2020

    The Covid-19 crisis is demonstrating that protecting nature and wildlife is not a luxury but a necessity if we are to save human lives, livelihoods and economies.

  • Helping wildlife bounce back on Kangaroo Island

    Open Forum     |      March 5, 2020

    A national wildlife recovery workshop has identified post-bushfire strategies for the Kangaroo Island dunnart, glossy black cockatoo and other endangered species.

  • Helping our wildlife bounce back

    Alan York     |      January 13, 2020

    The massive scale of these bushfires heightens the risk to animal populations and species – and as climate change bites the onus will increasingly be on us to protect and foster our wildlife.

  • Who gives a flying fox?

    Max Thomas     |      December 23, 2019

    Flying Foxes or Fruit Bats are fascinating native creatures but nobody welcomes them to their neighbourhood.

  • Protecting your garden from possums

    Daryl Holland     |      September 5, 2019

    When possums ravaged her garden, Professor Lynne Selwood fought back and invented a spray that protects plants from them without damaging the environment.

  • Backyard scientists called up for possum patrol

    Open Forum     |      July 26, 2019

    Australia has 27 types of possums and gliders, but almost a quarter are threatened and many more are declining. Researchers from the Threatened Species Recovery Hub are calling on the community to be backyard scientists and record sightings in a new, free app.

  • Dingoes and tourists will never mix

    Open Forum     |      April 28, 2019

    The Queensland Government has just announced the doubling of fines for intentionally feeding dingoes but a reduction in visitor numbers is also required to protect tourists on Fraser Island.

  • A wombat, a koala and a rabbit walk into a burrow…

    Claudia Hooper     |      April 23, 2019

    Camera traps are amazing tools that allow researchers to peek into the lives of shy marsupials, but sometimes the animals they ‘capture’ are surprising.