If genetics are not considered when translocating lions, their evolutionary line could be affected.
Genetics need to be considered when relocating lion populations because they a play a role in the animals' evolutionary line.
The yellow-footed rock wallaby is just one of the rare species found in the Lake Eyre Basin.
Taking into account the rivers that drain into it and where they come from, the Lake Eyre Basin is one of largest inland draining systems in the world, the size of Germany, France and Italy combined.
Angry messages taped up outside Palmer’s dental office were repeated thousands of times online.
Palmer was publicly shamed to a degree that's only possible in a world connected by social media. Could any good come from it?
An Oxford professor spent more than 20 years watching chimpanzees cleverly adapt to their changing environment.
Stuffed animals left by protesters block the doorway of River Bluff Dental clinic in Bloomington, Minnesota. Dentist Walter James Palmer, an American hunter, has been accused of killing the lion without a permit after paying $50,000 to two people who lured it out of Hwange National Park.
The fact that people are still travelling thousands of miles to kill exotic animals and bring back trophies shows deeply rooted cultural problems in Western societies.
Roar in peace.
Countries with healthy populations of big game should allow tourists to hunt them.
Learning songs at the Tumanitenda Community Camp in The Gambia.
Tourists seeking to make voluntary work part of their holidays have helped build a sizeable industry which is now open to sharp criticism.
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.
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.