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.
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.
Andrew Darby A 93-kilometre tourist drive will cut through the Tarkine wilderness, stronghold of a healthy population of Tasmanian devils.
Nicky Phillips, Science Researchers are using electro-fishing to capture endangered Macquarie perch to survey the endangered fish species.
The opposition has accused NSW Environment Minister Robyn Parker of allowing the logging of koala habitats on the state's mid north coast.
Saffron Howden THE state Environment Department has approved logging of almost 2000 hectares of significant koala habitat contrary to its own guidelines, conservationists say.
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.
Ben Cubby A property developer has been fined $127,500 for illegally clearing a koala habitat south-west of Sydney.
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.
Yolanda Redrup Shyness and sociability are characteristics generally associated with people, but a new study from Britain has found sharks also possess these personality traits.
Steve Jacobs A Taronga Zoo staffer has become surrogate dad to a wallaby joey whose mother was killed by a car near Sydney.
Steve Jacobs Echidnas at Taronga Zoo have recently been taking part in a strange breeding ritual known as “trailing”, leading keepers to hope for a rare puggle as the babies are known.
Bridie Smith and Inga Ting Australia’s ecological footprint is the 13th-largest in the world - and is likely to get bigger following the repeal of the carbon tax, conservation group WWF has warned.
Andrew Darby The epic migration of shorebirds from Australia to their Arctic breeding grounds is said to be in imminent danger of collapse.
James Gorman But the polar bears here discovered a new menu option. They eat snow geese.
Bridie Smith Environmentalists are suing the state government for failing to look after three threatened species of owl found in key logging areas of Gippsland.
Peter Cosier, John Williams, Lesley Hughes Maintenance of native vegetation and the habitat it provides is the cornerstone of all our strategies to manage land, water and biodiversity.
Dhaka, Bangladesh: Thirteen countries with wild tiger populations agreed on Tuesday to take part in a global count to establish how many of the critically endangered big cats are left and...
Judith Friedlander Governments are backtracking on a network of marine reserves which scientists believe are crucial to preserving ocean biodiversity.
Michael Koziol Cockatoos have been tracked around Sydney more than 10,000 times as part of a research project by the Royal Botanic Gardens.