Conflict in paradise: unlikely Australian eco-warrior clashes with locals over fate of green sea turtles
Jared Lynch An unlikely eco-warrior is on a mission to preserve an endangered species on a lonely Coral Sea atoll.
Cameron Atfield A trial to make turtle nests goanna-proof has saved an estimated 1200 eggs in central Queensland.
Peter Hannam Sea turtles are likely to be beneficiaries of a warming climate as hotter incubation conditions trigger a rising share of female hatchlings that could lift natural rates of population growth, new...
Deborah Smith This dry season, the cycle of life has continued as normal for the flatback sea turtles that nest on Bare Sand Island, a deserted patch of sand dunes off the coast west of Darwin.
New research from the Earthwatch program Turtles in Trouble shows that 36 per cent of marine turtles are affected by marine rubbish, with soft plastic being the major villain.
A new population of endangered broad-shelled turtles has been found in billabongs in northern Victoria after record rains.
Four critically endangered baby loggerhead turtles have been returned to the ocean off the Gold Coast.
About 600 turtles with pig-like snouts, believed to have been caught in the wild in Indonesia, have been returned home.
A Japanese man has pleaded guilty to smuggling 55 live turtles and tortoises into the United States by hiding them in snack-food boxes.
Megan Gorrey Canberra anglers have been urged to look out for illegal yabby traps which have been spotted in territory tackle shops, and pose a serious threat to native wildlife.
Coral Davenport In an effort to protect diverse habitats of coral reefs, whales, dolphins, sharks, sea turtles and numerous fish species from commercial fishing and other activities, President Barack Obama announced...
Coral Davenport US President Barack Obama reveals plans for a two million square-kilometre sanctuary in the Pacific as Australia comes under criticism for the destruction of the Great Barrier Reef from a Hollywood...
Tim Elliott The sea turtle, one of the earth's oldest creatures, is facing a battle for survival.
Peter Hannam Climate change is real, it's happening and the risks are many and rising, so says the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in its latest report.
Jon Brodie, James Cook University New “Reef Facts” commercials are currently airing during prime-time television shows in Australia, purporting to tell the “facts” about the environmental health of the Great...
Alon Bernstein A badly injured sea turtle's prospects are looking up — thanks to a new prosthetic fin designed by an Israeli team and modeled after the wings of a US fighter jet.
Nicky Phillips ''Come on, take off your clothes and get in.'' Scientist Arthur White is neck-deep in a murky creek about 200 kilometres north of Mount Isa, making me an offer I'd rather refuse.
Bridie Smith Mining poses a greater threat to the health of the Great Barrier Reef than agriculture, says one marine scientist who has cast doubt on the federal government's prediction that water quality will...
Bridie Smith Mining poses a greater threat to the health of the Great Barrier Reef than agriculture, according to one marine scientist who has cast doubt on the federal government's prediction that water quality...
Bridie Smith A green sea turtle estimated to be at least 90 years old was the surprise guest among holidaymakers gathered at Ninety Mile Beach over New Year's Eve.