Extinction

Push for tighter controls as prized fish under threat of extinction

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Andrew Darby A ONCE-PRIZED table fish is being considered for the threatened species list, in a further challenge to fisheries managers.

Extinction alarm raised for possum

Leadbeater's possum.

Tom Arup and Bridie Smith A team of scientists and conservationists is pushing to escalate Victoria's faunal emblem, Leadbeater's possum, up the national threatened species list to critically endangered - one step below...

Extinction risk as Aceh opens forests for logging

Michael Bachelard SOME of the richest and most biodiverse forests in Indonesia will soon be opened up for commercial exploitation under a plan drafted by the new government of Aceh.

Australia a stop on road to extinction

wild rhinos

Maris Beck HORNS of the endangered black rhino are for sale at Australian auction houses - and European police have named Australia as a key destination on the international black market.

Pollution battle to save the rare pink dolphins from extinction

In a picture taken on August 19, 2011, a Chinese white dolphin or Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin, nicknamed the pink dolphin, swims in waters off the coast of Hong Kong. A Hong Kong conservation group said on January 14, 2012 it has set up a DNA bank for the rare Chinese white dolphin, also known as the pink dolphin, in a bid to save the mammals facing a sharp population decline.  AFP PHOTO / DANIEL SORABJI

Conservationists warned the rare Chinese white dolphins, also known as pink dolphins for their unique colour, face extinction unless urgent action against pollution and other threats is taken.

Study fires extinction debate

Eastern grey kangaroo with the baby kangaroo.

John Thistleton Of all the things that could have wiped out giant animals in Australia's south-east, climate change wasn't one of them.

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Overfishing and dams driving freshwater fish towards extinction

Rare sight ... the Mekong giant catfish is under threat.

Richard Gray, London Freshwater fish are the most endangered group of animals on the planet, with more than a third facing extinction, according to a report British scientists are preparing.

'Shocking' state of oceans threatens mass extinction

Ocean

Overfishing and pollution putting fish, sharks and whales in extreme danger - with extinction 'inevitable', study finds.

A fifth of plants face extinction: study

A visitor views a collection of cycads, one of the most threatened groups of plants in the Sampled Red List Index for Plants, in a greenhouse at Kew Gardens

More than a fifth of the world's plant species faces the threat of extinction, according to research released on Wednesday.

Leadbeater's possum faces 'managed extinction' without action

Rosslyn Beeby Australia will witness the ''managed extinction'' of one of its rarest mammals, Leadbeater's possum, unless the federal government intervenes to save its old growth mountain ash habitat, a leading...

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Extinction of bat highlights critical ecosystem failure

Tom Arup Environment Correspondent A LAST-DITCH effort to save the Christmas Island pipistrelle bat has failed, leaving the animal facing almost certain extinction.

Great white and hammerhead sharks face extinction

PARIS: A third of the world's open-water sharks - including the great white and hammerhead - face extinction, according to a conservation survey released yesterday.

'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.

'Catastrophic' decline in numbers of small native animals

The southern brown bandicoot.

Peter Hannam Small native animals are facing “an extraordinary decline” across the northern third of Australia, with the spread of feral cats largely to blame, a leading ecologist said.

Fourteen new species of dancing frogs discovered - just before they vanish

One of the 14 new species of Indian dancing frogs.

'It was as if nature itself was crying', says the lead scientist who found the tiny Indian acrobatic amphibians.

Jane Goodall asks politicians: Do you really not care about the future of your great-grandchildren?

Jane Goodall at the Taronga Zoo, Sydney.
30th May 2014
Photo: Janie Barrett

Tim Barlass One of the most eminent conservationists in the world has condemned Australia for its lack of response to climate change and said the country ''needs a wake-up call''.

IPCC report: Tallying the damage bill of climate change

'Human interference with the climate system is occurring.'

Peter Hannam Climate change sceptics are never happy with Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports. They have a special cause to dislike the latest one.

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.

Royal Society favours park to protect possums

Tom Arup The state's pre-eminent scientific organisation, the Royal Society of Victoria, has thrown its support behind the push for a new national park on Melbourne's doorstep to protect Leadbeater's possums...

Expert quits over road threat to Wardell koalas

Kirsty Needham A koala expert has quit after a NSW government backflip resulted in ecologists being phoned as they were surveying for koalas in the bush near Wardell on the north coast and told to stop.