Will synthetic rhino horns decrease demand or aid law enforcement?
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A company plans to flood the market with synthetic rhinoceros horn in an effort to slow poaching but these types of commercially driven conservation efforts are fraught with problems.
Lemurs in danger… can international climate policy come to the rescue?
Conservation won't be successful unless we work with people living at the forest edge.
Elephants examine tusk of poached brethren.
Using DNA testing, researchers find that most elephant poaching is happening in two spots – crucial information to stopping the flow of ivory out of Africa.
Phillip Toyne lobbied for the transfer of Uluru National Park back to its traditional owners.
Phillip Toyne, a co-founder of the national landcare program, died on Saturday morning after a long illness with cancer, leaving an indelible legacy of influence and achievement.
Mustela erminea), feral cats ( Felis catus), red foxes ( Vulpes vulpes) and black rats ( Rattus rattus) are invasive predators in different parts of the world.
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Research published this week shows saving wildlife is much more complicated than killing introduced predators. Killing predators often doesn't work, and is sometimes actually worse for native wildlife.
There are fewer than 50 Orange-bellied Parrots left in the wild.
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After falling victim to disease, there seems to be little hope left for Australia's most endangered parrot.
Where do clean water rules begin and end?
The EPA is seeking to clarify the reach of the landmark Clean Water Act to cover tributaries, yet people in agriculture and homeowners worry it will lead to onerous permitting.
Mixed farming country near Binalong, New South Wales.
Among the plaudits for Joan Kirner it is also worth noting her pivotal role in the development of landcare in Australia.
Hungarian artist László Moholy-Nagy often used industrial plastics in his artwork.
László Moholy-Nagy used industrial plastics in his paintings. But for decades, the type of plastic had been misidentified.
To have any chance of coaxing species like the Secretary bird back from the brink of extinction we must reconcile the pressures of food production with the need for nature conservation.
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Farmers hold the key to prevent ecological degradation and promote conservation
Every year millions of birds migrate between Australia and the northern Hemisphere.
Five million shorebirds migrate between Australia and the northern hemisphere, threatened by habitat destruction, and rising seas. How can we protect this natural marvel?
A feral cat cull in Tasmania increased the local population of cats.
Cats and foxes are two of the greatest threats to Australian wildlife. Culling might be one solution, but sometimes culls do more harm than good.
The colonial legacy of rigid approaches to sovereignty continue to hinder co-operative approaches to conservation in Africa.
It is important that co-operative approaches are found to conservation as the natural environment knows no political boundaries.
Can we take responsibility for an increasingly human-driven planet? (Photo by Mark Klett)
Witness to Sunrise, Muley Point, Utah.
Scientists, philosophers, historians, journalists, agency administrators and activists grapple with what it means to 'save nature' in the Anthropocene.
Eastern Australia’s forests could be a hotspot for deforestation in the future - just like these forests in south east Asia.
A new WWF report highlights Australia as a hotspot for future deforestation. Australia talks the talk on deforestation, but will it walk the walk?
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.
To save wildlife we’ll need to intensify our resource use to leave space for conservation.
With increasing human pressure on the environment, how can we save wildlife while lifting people out of poverty? A new manifesto argues for using technology to intensify energy and agriculture.
Not a happy cousin.
Poaching, habitat destruction and disease have reduced mountain gorilla numbers for decades, but how have these threats affected their genomes?
Save The Elephants suggests that 100,000 elephants were killed for their tusks in the past three years.
If we want to save elephants we need to tackle widespread corruption that threatens their populations – and this goes for all wildlife.
Swift parrots migrate to Tasmania and breed in the richest patches of flowering trees.
New research shows Tasmania's swift parrots could be extinct in less than 20 years