The Tasmanian tiger is among the best known of our extinct species, but researchers have now revealed the extent of the crisis.
TASMANIAN MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY
New research has revealed 100 plant and animal species have become extinct in the past two centuries – a far higher number than previously thought.
Magpie Geese taking off from a mango orchard in the Northern Territory.
Weather radar archives hold decades of data about the movements of birds and other flying animals.
The Anangu community of Mutitjulu stands in stark contrast to the sleek tourism infrastructure in the neighbouring town of Yulara.
There's a need to develop new tourism activities at Uluru, especially more educational and immersive experiences that would entail interacting respectfully with traditional owners.
If one parent has ADPKD, their child has a one in two chance of getting it.
You might have heard of polycystic ovary syndrome, but what about polycystic kidney disease? This genetic disorder sees cysts growing in the kidneys.
Bores with high iron content can be a haven for disease-causing bacteria.
Many remote communities in Australia's north rely on bore water. But a new microbiology analysis suggests that the chemistry of untreated water can allow disease-causing bacteria to grow unchecked.
A Hong Kong pro-democracy protester on 11 August 2019.
Beijing's view of the rule of law is very different to what most of the rest of the world understands.
A hapless animal will swim by, triggering the sensitive hairs at the front of the bladderworts’ bladder, which open like a trap door.
On the outskirts of Darwin, small insects are gobbled up by strange plants. Enter the world of the bladderwort.
If you have been drinking more water than your body needs, the body tells the kidney filters to get rid of the spare water. That’s when your urine will look paler.
One of the waste products that your kidneys put into your urine is a chemical called urobilin, and it is yellow.
Giant guitarfish tertangkap di Papua Barat dan tergantung pada kapal nelayan. Salah spesies dari kelompok pari mirip hiu ini masuk dalam daftar IUCN Red List yang diperbaharui 18 Juli 2019.
Conservation International/Abdy Hasan
Pembaruan Daftar Merah IUCN Red List berupaya untuk memetakan sejauh mana keanekaragaman hayati yang telah hilang secara global.
A giant guitarfish caught in West Papua is hung from a fishing boat. Guitarfish are in trouble, according to the IUCN Red List.
Conservation International/Abdy Hasan
An update of the IUCN Red List attempts to map the real extent of global biodiversity loss.
Endangered species are living happily in rice fields.
Bitterns in Rice/Matt Herring
The endangered Australasian bittern offers a way past the 'farmers vs environmentalist' debate in the Murray-Darling basin.
Teachers don’t care about a child’s academic skills as much as they do about their behaviour.
Most parents know how important it is to read to their child, but not as many know the importance of helping them learn emotional skills. And it's the emotional skills teachers find most important.
Given the time available, the black-throated finch could have been one of the best-studied birds in Australia.
Eric Vanderduys/AAP Image
The Queensland government has green-lit an updated version of Adani's plan to protect the black-throated finch at its Carmichael mine site, after the earlier plan was branded inadequate.
Fresh and dried Kakadu plums. These native Australian fruits have a sour taste with an astringent finish.
The Kakadu plum is one of the richest sources of vitamin C of any fruit, and the increasing demand has started creating supply problems.
The Darling River near Louth NSW, April 2019, in the midst of a drought compounded by upstream irrigation policies.
In the event, the federal election turned out to be more about the economy than the environment. But there are steps the Coalition government can take to help conservation and boost the economy too.
Flowers of the mystical
Hildegardia australiensis. I.D. Cowie, NT Herbarium.
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With unusual inflated winged fruits growing on "sickness country", the tree flummoxed local botanists who had not seen anything like it before.
Penduduk asli di Argentina mengeringkan kulit anaconda kuning (ular) dengan cara mematoknya di ruang terbuka.
Tomas Waller, Author provided
Jadi bukti menyebutkan bahwa eksploitasi komersial reptil liar ternyata dapat menjaga populasi, bukannya memusnahkan mereka.
Yellow anaconda (snake) skins pegged to dry by indigenous people in Argentina.
When small regional communities see economic value in animals like snakes and crocodiles, people are motivated to invest in their protection.
Fire has burned through a swathe of the Tjoritja National Park.
Tasmania wasn't the only part of Australia that burned in January. The remote interior near Alice Springs saw a huge blaze, worsened by invasive buffel grass.
John Gerrard Keulemans. Published by Muséum national d'histoire naturelle (France)
Australia is losing mammals faster than any other country, as well as plenty more plants and animals besides. Extinction is theft from future generations – it's time to treat it as such.