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Falcon hunters turn protectors in India

Falcon hunters turn protectors in India

Residents regard this as one of the biggest conservation success stories in South Asia - an entire village transformed.

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Australia's 'most important bird' takes a step back from extinction
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Australia's 'most important bird' takes a step back from extinction

Werribee Zoo has successfully hatched plains-wanderer chicks in captivity, bringing the genetically unique bird a step back from the brink of oblivion.

  • by Joe Hinchliffe
'A disaster': Forest deals reignite tension between loggers and conservationists
Science

'A disaster': Forest deals reignite tension between loggers and conservationists

Controversial logging pacts between the state and federal governments were supposed to end the forest wars, but critics say threatened species have been doomed to extinction.

  • by Nicole Hasham
Bush turns its back on support for logging native forests
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Bush turns its back on support for logging native forests

Harvesting of native forests is overwhelmingly unpopular, including in rural and regional communities, according to a leaked study commissioned by the timber industry.

  • by Peter Hannam
Queensland's threatened species efforts 'lack purpose, direction'
Government

Queensland's threatened species efforts 'lack purpose, direction'

A report has found environmental officers' plans are ad hoc and unlikely to conserve or recover many threatened species.

  • by Felicity Caldwell
Folklore should not play a part in environmental destruction
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Opinion

Folklore should not play a part in environmental destruction

A group of ANU scientists are right to criticise the NSW decision to reverse a planned cull of alpine brumbies.

  • by The Canberra Times
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Sunshine Coast koala habitat protected in $3.5 million land buy

Sunshine Coast koala habitat protected in $3.5 million land buy

Almost 2400 hectares of koala habitat has been saved from a pine plantation near Tewantin in a landmark $3.5 million buyout by a conservation group, a local council and the Queensland government.

  • by Tony Moore
Koala watchers fear most animals died after being moved for Gold Coast development
Biodiversity

Koala watchers fear most animals died after being moved for Gold Coast development

Koala ecologists who had seen the data said it strongly suggested the survival rate for Coomera koalas shifted from their home range was very low.

  • by Tony Moore
A Baw Baw frog he would a-wooing go
Science

A Baw Baw frog he would a-wooing go

After seven years trying, Damian Goodall, amphibian specialist with the recovery program at Melbourne Zoo, has finally bred the Baw Baw frog in captivity

  • by John Elder
Native plants put on a colourful show as wildflowers spring to life
Biodiversity

Native plants put on a colourful show as wildflowers spring to life

The ACT is home to more than 100 species of native wildflower and many of them will be in full bloom in the coming weeks.

  • by Elliot Williams
New app to record Queensland’s suburban brush turkeys
Brisbane

New app to record Queensland’s suburban brush turkeys

Researchers ask citizen scientists to record bird sightings in their backyard.

  • by Alison Brown