Is it a … or a ….? Dengrogramma enigmatica, discovered in deep water off the coast of Victoria, doesn’t quite fit in anywhere in the animal family tree.
The top 10 new species for 2015 include a crop-circling fish, a murderous wasp, and an animal that's got scientists confounded.
Leadbeater’s possum needs more than a ‘set and forget’ approach to conserving the forests where it lives.
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A large new national park might sound like the best way to protect the critically endangered Leadbeater's possum. But it won't do anything to save possums from the major threat of bushfire.
More mines, more roads, as the government puts its drive towards economic development ahead of all else.
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Amid talk of paths to surplus and investing in infrastructure, both sides of politics seem to have forgotten Australia's longstanding responsibility to govern sustainably, and not just for the economy.
Research shows monocultures of crops - such as this canola field - can be bad for the environment.
Monocultures - vast expanses of a single crop - may look pretty, but mounting research shows they are likely bad for environment. And in turn that's bad news for farms as well.
Every year millions of birds migrate between Australia and the northern Hemisphere.
Five million shorebirds migrate between Australia and the northern hemisphere, threatened by habitat destruction, and rising seas. How can we protect this natural marvel?
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Decline of world's big veggies risks creating 'empty landscapes'.
The mountain rainforests of Australia’s Wet Tropics are extremely vulnerable to climate change.
A new paper shows 1 in 6 species could be extinct due to climate change, and Australia will be particularly hard hit.
Can rhinos pray for rain?
A major new study looks at the risk global warming poses to the world's plants and animals – it's not good news.
Leadbeater’s Possum is dependent on large, old trees that produce hollows for its survival.
The Leadbeater's has been formally listed as critically endangered. But unless clearfelling in the possums' stronghold stops, it will continue down the road of extinction.
To save wildlife we’ll need to intensify our resource use to leave space for conservation.
With increasing human pressure on the environment, how can we save wildlife while lifting people out of poverty? A new manifesto argues for using technology to intensify energy and agriculture.
Marine parks are valuable tools to help safeguard species such as seagrasses.
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Australia's network of marine parks - a decade in the making and announced in 2012 - haven't been implemented yet, and the Abbott government has already placed the plans under review. Why the hurry?
Koalas are one of the threatened species that could benefit from carbon farming.
With bids open today for the government's Emissions Reduction Fund, experts explain how storing carbon can be a win for wildlife too.
Rangers have mostly killed young male dingoes on Fraser Island, new research shows.
The famous dingoes of Fraser Island are not threatened by the practice of culling dangerous dingoes, says new research which shows the numbers killed are too small to harm the population's sustainability.
Swift parrots migrate to Tasmania and breed in the richest patches of flowering trees.
New research shows Tasmania's swift parrots could be extinct in less than 20 years
Regional Forest Agreements were supposed to give certainty to both loggers and conservationists. But they haven’t.
The 20-year-old agreements that are supposed to safeguard much of Australia's forests, are not working. Now they are up for renewal, and it's time for a complete rethink, writes David Lindenmayer.
Large bushfires occur in the mallee shrublands and woodlands of Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia.
Controlling bushfire risk by burning a set percentage of land every year sounds sensible - but a more sophisticated approach is needed to truly safeguard both humans and wildlife in rural areas.
Did foxes ever make it to Tasmania? DNA evidence suggests they did.
New evidence suggests there no foxes in Tasmania. Were there ever? Even if there weren't, the state's multi-million dollar fox hunt was worth it to save wildlife.
Could Tiger Quolls replace pet cats?
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Senator David Leyonhjelm has proposed keeping native animals as pets as conservation. But that would do effectively nothing for wildlife in the wild.
Recent increases in land clearing threaten Queensland’s biodiversity.
Land clearing in Queensland has tripled since 2010 after wind backs to regulations.
Indigenous rangers like Yugul Mangi senior women (from left to right) Edna Nelson, Cherry Daniels and Julie Roy, are crucial guardians of the outback environment.
Remote Indigenous communities aren't just places to live - they are also crucial for supporting ranger programs and other projects that protect the environment in areas that might otherwise go untended.