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Spotted tree frog. Michael Williams/Its A Wildlife Photography

We name the 26 Australian frogs at greatest risk of extinction by 2040 — and how to save them

We’ve identified three frog species very likely to already be extinct. Another four species on our list are still surviving, but not likely to make it to 2040 without help.
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Some animals have excellent tricks to evade bushfire. But flames might be reaching more animals naive to the dangers

Studies show some animals can recognise the threat of fire, and behave in a way that increase their chance of survival. But what about wildlife who have evolved in areas where fire was once rare?
Migrating monarch butterflies rest at Pismo Beach, Calif. on their way to Mexico. (Shutterstock)

Monarch butterflies raised in captivity can still join the migration

Raising monarch butterflies is a popular hobby, but concerns have been raised about its contribution to population decline. Research shows that monarchs raised in captivity are still able to join the migration.

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