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'Ridiculous': Wild horse plan strains Greens, fuels Liberal 'disquiet'

'Ridiculous': Wild horse plan strains Greens, fuels Liberal 'disquiet'

The government's plan to extend protection to feral horses in the Kosciuszko National Park has exposed fissures within the Greens, while generating 'disquiet' among Liberal MPs.

  • by Peter Hannam

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Help to save the critically endangered brush-tailed rock wallaby
Mick Gentleman

Help to save the critically endangered brush-tailed rock wallaby

There's an estimated 40 left in the wild and less than 80 in captivity.

  • by Han Nguyen
'Trust has weakened': Kuwait looks beyond Australia for sheep imports
Kuwait

'Trust has weakened': Kuwait looks beyond Australia for sheep imports

Kuwait's Al Mawashi, a major importer to Gulf Arab states, is now in talks with South Africa, Sudan and Horn of Africa countries as new sources of livestock.

  • by Fergus Hunter
RSPCA 'disturbed' by plan to get rid of Canberra's feral peacocks
Canberra

RSPCA 'disturbed' by plan to get rid of Canberra's feral peacocks

The RSPCA ACT has slammed a new government proposal to stop Canberra's feral peacock invasion as community opposition to the plan grows.

  • by Sherryn Groch
'On the nose': Australians' views favour conservation, curbs on coal

'On the nose': Australians' views favour conservation, curbs on coal

The overwhelming majority think climate change is real, two-thirds view themselves as environmentalists, and just over half want an end to new coal mines.

  • by Peter Hannam
Large predatory worms invaded France, but scientists just noticed them
Animals

Large predatory worms invaded France, but scientists just noticed them

Jean-Lou Justine thought Pierre Gros' images of worms must be a prank, but he was neither prankster nor international worm-smuggler.

  • by Ben Guarino
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WA live export manager avoids jail after 2012 Pakistan sheep cull disaster
Animals

WA live export manager avoids jail after 2012 Pakistan sheep cull disaster

Garry Shawcross Robinson was accused of falsifying documents that led to the mass cull of 22,000 sheep in Pakistan four years ago.

  • by Hannah Barry
Plea for help after cats abandoned in 'filthy' carriers at WA shelter

Plea for help after cats abandoned in 'filthy' carriers at WA shelter

“The cost of a cup of coffee can help us.”

  • by Cameron Myles
Emaciated dog fully recovered, now looking for a home

Emaciated dog fully recovered, now looking for a home

While he’s back to full health now, Hugo has been waiting for a new home for more than a year.

  • by Rachel Clun
Genetic recovery program gives inbreeding Canberra fish new mates
Canberra

Genetic recovery program gives inbreeding Canberra fish new mates

Threatened Macquarie perch have been inbreeding in the Cotter River for more than 100 years. Now, they have 30 potential new mates.

  • by Blake Foden
Luxury camping under the stars at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
Animals

Luxury camping under the stars at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

A unique experience at Canberra's premier wildlife sanctuary is being offered during the September school holidays

  • by Karen Hardy