Habitat

Miners offered more options to defray habitat destruction

Peter Hannam Mining companies will be given greater flexibility in how they compensate for sensitive habitats destroyed by their operations under a draft policy proposed by the O'Farrell government.

Captive-bred frogs take back Mount Buffalo habitat

PHOTO by Glen Johnson, Department of Sustainability & Environment shows Matt West (Zoos Victoria) recording details of a released Spotted Tree Frog (with swab in mouth) SUPPLIED for Bridie Smith story THE AGE NEWS 
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Bridie Smith Endangered frogs that returned to their mountain home almost 30 years after going extinct at the site look to have re-established at their former stronghold.

Road through Tassie devil habitat approved

Andrew Darby A 93-kilometre tourist drive will cut through the Tarkine wilderness, stronghold of a healthy population of Tasmanian devils.

Shock tactics give researchers insight into endangered fish habitat

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Nicky Phillips, Science Researchers are using electro-fishing to capture endangered Macquarie perch to survey the endangered fish species.

Government accused on koala habitat logging

The opposition has accused NSW Environment Minister Robyn Parker of allowing the logging of koala habitats on the state's mid north coast.

Coffs Harbour koalas lose habitat to red tape

Saffron Howden THE state Environment Department has approved logging of almost 2000 hectares of significant koala habitat contrary to its own guidelines, conservationists say.

Can kangaroos co-exist with humans as their habitat shrinks?

Ron Cerabona One of the enduring overseas jokes about Australia is that our towns and cities have kangaroos hopping down the streets. In Canberra, at least, it's not a joke.

Developer fined for clearing koala habitat

Ben Cubby A property developer has been fined $127,500 for illegally clearing a koala habitat south-west of Sydney.

Habitat replacement keeps visitors posted

Jennie Curtin If you're about to fly from Sydney to the Arctic Circle to find a mate, it helps to have a place to rest and conserve your energy.

Call for Rio to drop Warkworth mine bid after court defeats

Peter Hannam Residents of the hamlet of Bulga in the Upper Hunter say Rio Tinto should accept the verdicts of two courts and drop plans to extend its Warkworth open-cut coal mine.

Thorny issue of finding a new frog

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Nicky Phillips Jodi Rowley can barely contain her excitement when she describes the bizarre new species of frog she helped discover in Vietnam.

Native vegetation codes open way for destructive clearing: environmental groups

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Peter Hannam Proposed loosening of land-clearing codes by the O'Farrell government will allow NSW farmers to “slash, burn and rip” will little oversight, environmental groups claim.

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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Forest activists ordered to rip down tree house

Hannah Patchett treehouse

Beau Donelly Conservationists have been ordered to rip down a tree house in a state forest north-east of Melbourne that was built to highlight the plight of Victoria's faunal emblem.

Taronga Zoo welcomes endangered tree kangaroo joey

At long last she's appeared - the first Goodfellow's tree kangaroo joey born in captivity in more than 20 years at Sydney's Taronga Zoo.

Taronga puts down sick leopard seal Casey

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Colin Cosier The world's only captive leopard seal, Casey, has been euthanised at Taronga Zoo after falling ill.

Marine parks: overfishing concern if O'Farrell government overturns line-fishing ban

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Anna Patty Marine conservationist Attila Kaszo fears for the survival of some fish species if the state government pushes ahead this week with a decision to lift a ban on recreational fishing in protected...

Volunteers to help control willow numbers along Murrumbidgee

The NSW Government is providing an additional $10,400 to a project called the Upper Murrumbidgee Demonstration Reach, which controls willow trees along 45 kilometres of the Upper Murrumbidgee. Trimming the willow trees from her canoe, Anthea Brademann, facilitator of the upper Murrumbidgee demonstration reach.

Megan Doherty A team of volunteers will be taking to the water by kayak near Canberra to tackle the scourge of Australian waterways - the willow.

Koalas' conservation status downgraded

Koalas

Tony Moore Fauna experts have recommended the conservation status of the koala in Queensland be downgraded and broadened to "vulnerable" throughout the state.

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Bats evicted from Royal Botanic Gardens now haunting government at Macksville

Kirsty Needham Think of it as the bat's revenge. A colony of 10,000 flying foxes that descended on a coastal forest - after the NSW government approved the land be cleared for the Pacific Highway upgrade - includes...