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Now, about that $2 million pigeon: why we should pay at least respect
Opinion
Opinion

Now, about that $2 million pigeon: why we should pay at least respect

Some people just don't get it, but a bird lover explains the invaluable contribution of man's best feathered friend, the pigeon.

  • by Charles Purcell

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Deadbeat dad replaced by feather duster as zoo rescues orphaned chicks
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Biodiversity

Deadbeat dad replaced by feather duster as zoo rescues orphaned chicks

It's Australia's most important bird with fewer than 1000 left in the wild. So zookeepers were 'over the moon' when their plains-wanderer population doubled this week.

  • by Joe Hinchliffe
Experts leave 'faked' night parrot research in tatters
Wildlife

Experts leave 'faked' night parrot research in tatters

Evidence of the elusive night parrot in the Diamantina National Park has been revealed to be fraudulent after a damning expert investigation.

  • by Derek Barry
Canberra Now: Public housing blocks sold; breast cancer high in ACT
Canberra

Canberra Now: Public housing blocks sold; breast cancer high in ACT

Plus, love it or loathe it, the Canberra Raiders have a new team song.

  • by Emily Barton
Developers paid $4.6 million in koala offset payment to clear bushland
Development

Developers paid $4.6 million in koala offset payment to clear bushland

Those upfront payments were chosen in 97 per cent of all development applications where an offset for clearing bushland was necessary since 2014-15.

  • by Tony Moore
Minister extends rifle range koala land submissions
Planning

Minister extends rifle range koala land submissions

The time frame for public submissions over the controversial upgrade of a gun range in Brisbane's south-east has been extended.

  • by Tony Moore
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Diver almost became a whale's lunch
Animals

Diver almost became a whale's lunch

The South African dive tour operator has described the moment everything went dark as his head and torso were swallowed by a Bryde's whale in a feeding frenzy.

  • by Victoria Ward
'Consumers must act': Jane Goodall's plea to avoid a 'bleak' future
Animals

'Consumers must act': Jane Goodall's plea to avoid a 'bleak' future

The renowned naturalist says the increase in youth activity - such the global climate movement started by Swedish student Greta Thunberg - is a source of hope.

  • by Peter Hannam
China growing crops for wild elephants to spare farmers
China

China growing crops for wild elephants to spare farmers

Wild Asian elephants are a protected species in China, and conservation efforts have allowed their numbers in the country to rise to about 300.

Ancient rite, modern fight: how brumbies are breaking the landscape
Wildlife

Ancient rite, modern fight: how brumbies are breaking the landscape

“The horse is much heavier than us, so when they tread on this, they are turning the taps off on the Murrumbidgee River.”

  • by Justin McManus and Finbar O'Mallon
'We didn't deserve it': Retirees donate savings to climate fight
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'We didn't deserve it': Retirees donate savings to climate fight

Like many of their generation and class, the Bellairs did well out the real estate market and tax exemptions. They chose to put $ 1 million of their savings towards the good of future generations.

  • by Joe Hinchliffe