Wildlife

Bottlenose dolphin is an 'attention seeker', says National Parks and Wildlife Service ranger

Esther Han "She is an attention seeker," says Peter Bergman, a ranger with the National Parks and Wildlife Service, of a bottlenose dolphin that has been making friends up and down the NSW coast for 18 months.

Botany oil spill hits wildlife, local anglers say

oil spill at botany

Rachel Olding Fish and birdlife in Botany Bay have been “devastated” by an oil spill from the Caltex Kurnell Refinery with the pollution washing up on the shore of a nearby national park, a local...

Australian Museum opens Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition

Wildlife photographer of the year show Australian museum March 29 to June 1.

It’s as close to many of these dangerous creatures as you will ever be likely to get.

Sea eagle steals wildlife camera and records long getaway flight in Kimberley

Sea Eagle

A brazen bird snatched a video camera that was recording crocodiles in northwest Australia and captured fascinating footage of its 110-kilometre journey across the country's remote landscape.

Farne Islands Wildlife Nursery

Grey seals play underwater by the Farne Islands off the Northumberland coast, near Seahouses, northern England

The Farne Islands, which lie off the coast of northeast England, are home to a huge array of wildlife.

Obama cracks down on wildlife trafficking

Sumatran rhino

President Barack Obama launches an initiative in Tanzania aimed at combating illegal wildlife trafficking and curbing widespread poaching of rhinos and elephants in Africa.

Federal wildlife 'corridors' plan heading in the right direction

Wildlife corridors stretching across state borders could be given funding priority under a federal government plan to help Australian fauna adapt to climate change.

Wildlife hits the road in search of pickings

Roo road kill on Majura Road. Photo Gary Schafer Canberra Times 070818

David Ellery Native and feral animals are flocking to our road verges in search of a free meal as dry weather grips the region after three seasons of plenty.

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Ecuador's bold idea now as endangered as Eden's wildlife

A squirrel monkey.

Jonathan Watts In their first hour in Yasuni's Amazonian forest, many people will see more creatures than they have in their lives, including some that have yet to be documented by science.

Local wildlife disappears as giant pythons swamp Florida

Burmese python

Elizabeth Weise It sounded like a joke when the news first broke in 2000: giant Burmese pythons were invading the Everglades.

Slaughter of tigers, lions sparks uproar over lax wildlife laws

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Andrew Gully Conservationists have demanded action over non-existent US wildlife ownership laws after the slaughter of 49 animals, including 18 rare Bengal tigers, set free from an Ohio farm.

Wildlife workers still reeling after trauma

Saffron Howden AS THOUSANDS perished in the wake of the wall of black water that swamped Japan two weeks ago, seven young men and women sat in the pitch-black night on a tiny Hawaiian island with nothing but a...

Spill threatens endangered wildlife on island

Children cool down

Rania Spooner Endangered bird, crab and fish species at Christmas Island could be catastrophically affected after a cargo vessel, MV Tycoon, broke up in rough conditions and began leaking hundreds of tonnes of...

Wildlife centre raided after criticising tourist camps

Tracy Clark

Lindsay Murdoch BANGKOK: A partly Australian-funded wildlife rescue foundation whose chief spoke out about the illegal poaching of baby elephants in Thailand has been raided and had 103 animals taken away by Thai...

End of rebel war helps boom in Ugandan wildlife

KAMPALA : Wildlife populations in Uganda's main national parks have boomed during the past 10 years and the expulsion of rebels has contributed to a decline in poaching, the Uganda Wildlife Authority...

Wildlife die as oil slick leaves explosive pollution

Ben Cubby Environment Reporter Sea birds, turtles and fish are being choked to death by an oil slick lapping Queensland's Moreton Island and Sunshine Coast.

Wildlife park operators fear sands of mine

Tassin Barnard

Amy Corderoy The largest free-ranging wildlife sanctuary in NSW could be under threat from a proposed sand mine that will operate less than 40 metres from its boundary.

BioBlitz to survey Melbourne's flora and fauna

Mark Norman, head of sciences at Museum Victoria, with a blue tongue lizard.

Megan Backhouse No animal is too small or plant too scrappy to be included in the biological 

South Africans safari owners charged in US with illegal rhino hunts

US Fish and Wildlife Service director Dan Ashe  unveils the indictment during a news conference in Montgomery. The horns on display are from previous cases, not related to the indictments.

Two South African men have been charged by the US government with conspiracy to sell illegal rhinoceros hunts to American hunters, money laundering and secretly trafficking in rhino horns.

Land-clearing restrictions placed on Whitehaven Coal at Maules Creek open-cut mine

Limits on land clearing: Forest at Maules Creek.

Peter Hannam Whitehaven Coal will be restricted to clearing land during just 10 weeks a year at its $767 million Maules Creek open-cut coal mine to limit the impact on wildlife.