Rats are true natives of our cities.
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Rats have lived with us for thousands of years.
A new method of counting cheetahs has helped researchers to get a better idea of their numbers.
Mara Cheetah Project, Femke Broekhuis
Accurately counting cheetah numbers is crucial to ensuring the survival of the species.
There’s a battle for resources going on in there.
Embryos greedily want more resources than their fair share. New research investigates how early in evolution their hormonal tactics arose.
Dead river red gums line a dry creek west of Mildura.
We'll have to get our priorities in order to protect Australia's wildlife.
The common brushtail possum has made itself well at home in Australia’s cities.
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Grunting, growling, hissing, screeching: if your home is making these noises, you probably have possums.
Near threatened: The Tasmanian Bettong (
Bettongia gaimardi) is now part of a plan to save the species and restore a wider conservation area at Mulligans Flat.
Most wildlife plays a key role in any ecosystem. So when one becomes extinct, it can impact their habitat. And we're now finding we may have lost more species in Australia than first thought.
The Thames whale: a rather lost northern bottlenose.
It didn't turn out well for the whale who went to Westminster, but others have made a happy home in British waters.
When the asteroid struck the dinosaurs departed, leaving the planter
Eating kangaroos is sustainable.
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Campaigners against commercial kangaroo harvesting say it's unsustainable and have convinced California to extend a ban on kangaroo imports. But are Australia's world-famous roos really at risk?
Feral cats are thought to be responsible for the decline of many Australian species.
Feral cats are highly adaptable and highly variable, hence we must continue to search for their Achilles Heel and invest in a wide range of control methods.
Guppies who are under constant threat of predation do worse than those who live without predators.
Humans can learn a thing or two from animals on how to deal with stress.
Over a million kangaroos were killed in 2012 for their meat.
The kangaroo meat industry is worth far less than the industry states.
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.
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.
Could devils help solve our feral cat crisis? The devil might be in the detail.
Proposals to reintroduce Tassie devils to the Australian mainland have argued devils could help control feral cats. But new research shows there's no simple answer.
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It's not genes that make mammals so different but the 'on/off' switching.
The Bramble Cay melomys - the latest in a long line of extinct Australian mammals.
Last July, the federal environment minister, Greg Hunt, announced the appointment of Gregory Andrews as Australia’s first Threatened Species Commissioner. His mission: to help avert the extinction of a…
The quoll, one of the mammal species that calls Kakadu home.
Kakadu National Park in Australia’s tropical north is one of the world’s premier conservation reserves. However, it is partly failing in one of its principal purposes. The past two to three decades have…
A feral cat in the bush.
During a speech in Parliament on October 17 1996 — 18 years ago today — then Liberal MP Richard Evans called for the “total eradication of domestic and feral cats from the Australian mainland and offshore…
A feral cat in the bush.
Feral domestic cats are a global threat to biodiversity and were recently named as the biggest threat to endangered Australian mammals. But what about your pet cat, or the local stray? While any kind of…