Bridie Smith Hundreds of precious Lord Howe Island stick insect eggs will be sent overseas as part of a captive breeding program for the critically endangered Australian insect - which until 2001 was thought extinct.
Bridie Smith "They just happened to have two dead brolgas in their freezer that had died of natural causes so they were kind enough to provide them."
Bridie Smith As subjects in criminal investigations go, sharks probably aren't the first things that come to mind. But for Seattle-based Australian forensic specialist Jenny Giles, the ocean's top-order predators are central to her work.
Lucy Cormack A pyramid of sharks, revealed in striking new footage, shows how the animals modify their hunting behaviour based on the type of fish they are gunning for.
Georgina Mitchell The male calf is the first of his breed to be born in Australia.
Bridie Smith A "loss of resilience" among Australia's native animals has ecologists on alert ahead of what is forecast to be a long, hot summer.
Andrew Darby Agreement on marine reserves protecting some of Antarctica's great natural treasures is a step closer, with a shift by the key fishing power, China.
Andrew Darby Pressure is rising for urgent action to protect Australia's fastest nectar-eater, the swift parrot, after its international status was changed to "critically endangered".
David Fleshler The state's wildlife service is pursuing criminal cases against several hunters, while some are considering lawsuits against opponents who threatened and harassed them online.
Hunters gunned down almost bears in Florida this weekend, when the state lifted restrictions on shooting the creatures.
Darren Gray Deer numbers have increased and the animals have killed or damaged trees and seedlings in the Watsons Creek habitat link, part of a wildlife corridor which connects bushland around the Yarra River in Warrandyte to the Kinglake plateau.
Rachel Feltman About 250 tortoises on one side of Santa Cruz Island are genetically distinct from about 2000 living on the other side, analysis shows.
Lisa Cox The Indian company that plans to develop Australia's biggest coal mine has registered its interest in a taxpayer funded scheme to help build its infrastructure, a Senate estimates hearing has heard.
Peta Thornycroft, Aislinn Laing It is an image that will haunt conservationists: one of Africa's most majestic creatures lying dead on the ground as a white Western hunter poses proudly by its side.
Dan Bilefsky Denmark is a land of delightful fairy tales and modish wood furniture, but it's once again the target of international opprobrium over its treatment of zoo animals.
Bridie Smith For the first time in more than five years, ecologists have found a rare New Holland mouse at Wilsons Promontory.
A hungry, five-metre, 700-kilogram crocodile has sunk his teeth into his first meal since snapping out of a six-month hibernation at Wild Life Sydney Zoo.
Scientists have discovered a previously unknown mammal, the hog-nosed rat, with features that have not been seen by science before.
Aislinn Laing, Peta Thornycroft Wilbur Smith, the South African author, has waded into the row surrounding Cecil the lion's death by suggesting that the animal was "going downhill fast" and the US dentist who killed it probably "did his pride a favour".
Cecile Lefort Waters north of New Zealand are set to become one of the world's largest ocean sanctuaries, with a full ban on fishing and mining.
Hamilton Zoo's Sumatran tiger Oz will not be euthanised following the death of zoo curator Samantha Kudeweh on Sunday, the zoo has confirmed.
Thousands of people are calling for the life of a Sumatran tiger to be spared, following the death of a zookeeper in New Zealand.
Mike Mather A woman has been killed by a tiger at Hamilton Zoo in New Zealand this morning.
Anne Davies An unlikely environmentalist leads the counter-attack to the federal government's war on green groups, writes Anne Davies.
Andrew Darby Australian scientists are developing a tool to discover the wealth of natural life hidden in the depths of a tropical rainforest, by "soundscaping".