Endangered Species

Online endangered species trade growing in Australia, report concludes

Massive ivory seizure in Hong Kong (Thumbnail)

Andrew Darby Psst. Want ivory? Or maybe a lilac-headed amazon parrot? The online trade in endangered species is growing in Australia despite the efforts of shopping websites and law enforcement.

Sir David names the top 10 endangered species for his ark

Sir David Attenborough

Richard Gray, London Sir David Attenborough has chosen some lesser-known species for attention.

Ray of hope for endangered species

leopard ray

Steve Jacobs The leopard ray can't change its spots although the leopard shark changes its stripes into spots. Both have recently changed homes, though.

Sunken ship oil spill leaves endangered species at risk

Tycoon

Rania Spooner and Courtney Trenwith An emergency plan has been activated to respond to a sunken ship that is spilling oil and phosphate off the coast of Christmas Island, creating a potential environmental disaster.

Indigenous input essential to survival of endangered species

Birthright ... a turtle is dragged on board a boat in a practice that is reserved exclusively for indigenous people.

Melissa Lahoud GREEN turtles and dugongs have been on the global ''red list'' of threatened species for many years, but the situation is looking up for Australian populations as a community-based protection...

Capture of rare rhino delivers last hope of saving endangered species

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Malaysian wildlife authorities say the capture of a young female Borneo Sumatran rhino has given them a last chance to save the species from extinction.

Vanishing point fast approaching for thousands of endangered species

A fifth of all vertebrates face extinction unless action is taken, writes Jonathan Watts.

List koalas as endangered species: Greens

The seemingly lazy ways of Australia's koalas need to be preserved under federal laws, the Australian Greens say.

Museum Victoria secures endangered fin whale skeleton

Artist's impression of the fin whale, which can grow to 27 metres in length.

Yolanda Redrup A skeleton of the world's second largest animal, the fin whale, will be housed at Museum Victoria after the 25 tonne creature washed up on an isolated Victorian beach last week.

Alarms do not deter whales from fishing lines and nets: study

SH NEWS. August 7, 2014. Humpback whales in Sydney on August 5, 2014. Photo: www.whalewatchingsydney.com.au

Nicky Phillips Whales, it seems, just do not want to listen. Even when it is for their own good.

Victoria signs draft deal handing environmental powers to the states

Great Barrier Reef

Tom Arup A draft deal to hand over national environmental approval powers for new mines, ports and other major projects to the states has been signed between the federal and Victorian governments.

Native vegetation bill a seed of contention

Peter Hannam Coalition divisions over native vegetation clearing laws are likely to be tested on Monday with the Baird cabinet expected to discuss a bill by the Shooters and Fishers party that green groups say...

Baby elephants captured, mistreated, to supply Thailand's tourism industry

An elephant, purported to  have come from Myanmar, confiscated from the illegal trade in Thailand,.

Lindsay Murdoch Baby elephants are being illegally captured in horrific conditions to supply Thailand’s lucrative tourism industry, prompting calls for Thai authorities to tighten animal trafficking laws.

'Curiosity': the cat-killing bait to protect native species

Proponents say curiosity can reduce feral cat numbers by 80 per cent.

Tom Arup and Nicky Phillips A lethal bait called "curiosity" designed to kill feral cats will be the initial focus of a new national commissioner to save threatened species.

Confusuion over ACT kangaroo fertility control trial

Julieanne Strachan Government pledge to hold fertility control trial alongside conservation cull appears to be in tatters.

Animals going extinct while millions in funding go squandered

smh news:  Great Glider Photo: Lisa Cavanagh/Taronga Zoo

Peter Hannam Animals are going extinct and millions of dollars in Australian endangered species funding are being squandered because of poor planning and monitoring, leading environmental scientists say.

Deer to be culled by hunters in parks, including Sherbrooke Forest

Fallow deer

Darren Gray Hunters will be authorised to shoot and kill up to 220 deer at three parks near Melbourne under a culling program to be managed by Parks Victoria.

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Greg Hunt approves Victorian Alpine National Park cattle grazing trial

Cattle grazing on the Drago High Plains.

Tom Arup Cattle grazing will return to Victoria's Alpine National Park after federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt approved a state government trial to have 60 to 300 cows in the park.

Pointing fingers over Indonesia's 'zoo of death'

Sick Sumatran tiger Melani, who is painfully thin and dying from a digestive illness at Surabaya zoo. Her trainer, Supadi, feeds her chopped chicken by hand. Pics taken April 29, 2013 by Michael Bachelard

Zoo in Indonesia's second-largest city has become a lightning rod for zoo critics around the world, as an acrimonious debate unfolds over who is responsible for the animal deaths.

Rhino horns sold for $92,500 in Sydney

Rhino horns sold in Sydney.

Anne Davies A pair of rhino horns mounted on a wooden plinth has sold for $92,500 in Sydney surprising the staff at auction house Lawsons.