A degraded wetland in the Pilot Wilderness area, Kosciuszko National Park, is subject to increasing numbers of feral horses.
Graeme Worboys collection
A reliable water supply from Australia's mountain catchments depends on intact and functioning ecosystems.
Wild horses are wreaking havoc in Australia’s mountains.
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Horses need to be removed from Australia's mountains. The debate now is around ethics and their role in Australian culture.
Australia’s treeless alps are vulnerable to the spread of woody shrubs.
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Climate change is happening faster than ecosystems can keep up with, so they'll need a hand from us.
Alpine meadows are a pretty rare sight in Australia.
The alpine landscapes of Australia's southeast and Tasmania are home to hundreds of rare plants and animals. They're healthy for now, but need careful looking after.
Everlastings in the Australian Alps. But will they be?
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We're set to hear very little about nature conservation in Australia's upcoming election campaign. Here's why that's a huge oversight.
Leadbeater’s possum needs more than a ‘set and forget’ approach to conserving the forests where it lives.
AAP Image/Healesville Sanctuary
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.
Science shows alpine grazing doesn’t reduce bushfire risk and damages the environment. But the issue will no doubt continue to be debated.
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Alpine grazing will be permanently banned from Victoria's Alpine National Park under legislation debated this week.
A glimpse of wild brumbies in the Snowy Mountains.
When you think of horses in the Australia high country, you might imagine noble brumbies galloping out from snowgums across grassy peaks, tails and manes trailing like streamers. But on a recent trip to…
Sunrise over Queenstown in New Zealand in July 2012. This year’s ski season is just beginning in Australia and New Zealand.
Australia’s ski season is finally getting underway, with the first resort, Perisher, opening its ski lifts after some weekend snow fall. But snow lovers are still watching and waiting for good falls elsewhere…
Water, habitat and tourist dollars: the Alps provide it all.
The Australian Alps cover some 1.64 million hectares, 0.3% of the Australian continent. Included on the National Heritage register, they are of major environmental significance and home to rare and endangered…