Land animals were able to find refuge in the depths of the forest. But aquatic species weren't so lucky.
Wildlife in wilderness areas have more genetic diversity, which is better for their survival.
Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has offered to extend the state's shark netting and drum lines into New South Wales.
Half of Tasmania's eastern quolls – Australia's last population – have disappeared in the past 10 years.
Whether you live in an urban apartment or a rural homestead, your outdoor area is more than just a private space. It's a thriving ecosystem.
The CITES conference on international wildlife trade could determine whether these animals have a viable future.
Should shooting crocs be allowed for elite hunters?
Cats, rats, foxes and other mammal predators have been implicated in 60% of the world's animals extinctions.
Many scientific names have changed since China's 'protected species list' was last updated in 1989.
The world has lost 10% of its wilderness areas in the past 20 years and, with it, vast stores of carbon.
Plant blindness is more than an interesting quirk of human perception. It impacts on our efforts to care for and understand plant species.
The Grampians, like much of Australia, has swung from Millennium Drought to Big Wet and back again, putting animal populations on a rollercoaster that could get worse as climate change bites.
There are many similarities between wildlife poaching and the cultivation of drug plants like the coca bush or the opium poppy.
New research shows protected areas are doing well at protecting large, iconic wildlife, but less well at helping smaller species.
New research suggests devils are evolving rapidly in response to their highly lethal transmissible cancer, and that the devils could save themselves.
Australia's Great Northern Savannas are the largest and most intact ecosystem of their kind on Earth. But they still face pressure from grazing, mining and agricultural expansion.
Eradicating feral animals from islands can be expensive, but new research shows where to get the biggest bang for our buck.
Climate change is happening faster than ecosystems can keep up with, so they'll need a hand from us.
A recent shark licence buy-up in Australia is a great opportunity for fishers and conservation organisations to work together to maintain healthy ecosystems and fisheries.
Scientists are calling for your help this National Science Week to identify Australian wildlife.