Having so many threatened species live among us in our towns and cities reflects the impacts of urban development but is also an opportunity for us all to pitch in and ensure their survival.
Queensland can no longer cull sharks in protected areas of the Great Barrier Reef, but it’s time to move away from culls, nets and drumlines altogether. There are better ways to keep our beaches safe.
An update of the IUCN Red List attempts to map the real extent of global biodiversity loss.
Wollemi pines have survived for hundreds of millions of years. Once covering Australia, they now survive in a few isolated spots – but they’re coming back in a big way.
How many shark encounters have there been at your local beach? Explore our interactive map to see 20 years of incidents between humans and sharks in coastal waters around Australia.
It’s the Tasmanian devils that enjoy the highest survival and breeding success who’re more likely to get the fatal facial tumour disease.
A Night Parrot snapped in Western Australia confirms the mysterious species survives across Australia, but now the real conservation work begins.
The government’s charity drive for threatened species shows it’s unwilling to invest what’s needed to prevent extinction.
Researchers are planning to monitor orange-bellied parrot nests all summer to make sure they raise chicks successfully.
We know very little about Australia’s most threatened plants.
Half of Tasmania’s eastern quolls – Australia’s last population – have disappeared in the past 10 years.
New research suggests devils are evolving rapidly in response to their highly lethal transmissible cancer, and that the devils could save themselves.
Climate change gets a lot of the spotlight when it comes to saving wildlife. But bigger threats remain.
Koalas are under threat from a range of factors, from urban expansion to climate change. Unfortunately there is no quick fix, and it may be that not all populations can be saved.
Australia’s conservation laws presume that we can preserve everything in its natural state. But in a changing world, we’ll have to be more flexible than that.
We’ll have to get our priorities in order to protect Australia’s wildlife.
South west Australia is home to an astonishing number of plants and some of the country’s weirdest wildlife. Now we need to protect it.
Recent bushfires have not just destroyed human lives and property, but pushed some species further down the path to extinction.
Australia may have reputation for vast areas of wilderness, but in reality the continent’s ecosystems have been chopped and diced. Now we need to protect what’s left.
A 21st century government would put the environment on at least an equal footing with the economy. That means no more extinctions, and no more putting ourselves before wildlife or future generations.