The cap on kangaroo harvesting licences will increase the number killed.
Julie Power is a reporter for Fairfax Media
Rip currents are already claiming lives this summer, but many of us don't know how to recognise them.
Only 30 per cent of Australians can correctly identify a rip, and about two out of three of those who say they can, cannot do so correctly.
There is already a bee woman and a snake lady in her university course, but Samantha Bayly wants to be known as the ugly animal painter, depicting beasts that only "a mother could love".
How do you teach an Australian stumpy-tailed cattle dog to ride 1 million kilometres behind the wheel of a motorcycle?
The devil made him do it. Animal behaviouralist Bruce Englefield emigrated to Australia after falling in love with Tasmanian devils, working with others to save them from the facial cancer that was threatening them with extinction.
The sight of feral goats dancing on a malleefowl nest where eggs were laid by the threatened bird species shocked Fiona Gray, a regional landcare facilitator in South Australia, who is one of three winners of this year's PestSmart Feral Photo competition.
The Australian Museum is launching a new smartphone app to track the sounds and locations of frogs across Australia.
Droughts come regularly to outback Broken Hill, killing sheep, burning profits and carving farmland into craters. But the wind is constant, said local farmer Greg Lawrence, sitting on a rocky and gusty hill that only a feral goat could love.
Cicadas' fairy-like wings have near-magical powers to withstand bacteria, a doscovery that has fascinated nanoscientists Gregory and Jolanta Watson.