Endangered Species

Ray of hope for endangered species

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

Texas rhino hunt auction winner fears for safety after threats

Corey Knowlton

A US man who paid $US350,000 ($394,000) for the right to hunt an endangered African black rhino said he has had to hire full-time security due to death threats after his name was leaked onto the...

Scientists discover why birds fly in a V

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Birds of a feather may flock together, but why they fly together in V formations has never been known for certain.

The king of camel lot

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Conrad Walters John Hare, 78, might seem old as a matchmaker, but his latest success has him positively beaming.

Shark cull: 80% of Australians opposed, poll finds

Great White Shark (Carcharodon carcharias), Large 5 meter female, Guadalupe Island, Marine Preserve, Baja California, Mexico

Philip Dorling Most Australians don't fear shark attacks, feel safe in the sea and don't support killing sharks to make beaches safer.

Thousands protest at Manly Beach over WA shark cull

shark protest

Inga Ting Thousands of people brandishing hand-painted posters, inflatable shark toys, shark hats and other shark-related paraphernalia braved the heat of Manly Beach on Saturday to protest at the West...

US considers sanctions over Iceland's whaling

The United States says Iceland is violating an international agreement through its whaling, opening the possibility of economic sanctions over the controversial hunt.

Snout Snappers required for Whisker Patrol

Sea Lion, whiskers

The Whisker Patrol is up and running and it needs your help. The plan is a simple one - to gather as many close up photographs of Australian sea lions as possible.

Labor teams up with Abbott government to weaken environmental law

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Peter Hannam Ministers will no longer be forced to consider formal conservation advice for endangered species in projects approved before the end of this year, under changes to the national environment law agreed...

In deep water

Boy watching sharks in aquarium

Australians' attitude towards sharks is contributing to the decline of this magnificent species, writes Tim Winton.