An example of a typical dingo. Photograph depicts a male from K’gari-Fraser Island (Queensland).
Of all Australia’s wildlife, one stands out as having an identity crisis: the dingo. New research has found the dingo is its own species, distinct from 'wild dogs'.
Colonial graziers found it more effective to poison dingoes than rely on convict shepherds to protect their flocks.
Justine Philip/AMMRIC 2017
As soon as white colonists began farming sheep in Australia, they looked for a way to eradicate dingoes.
The Flock Bronzewing is an inland species that is vulnerable to drought. Those vulnerabilities are heightened in an era of climate change and increased risks from feral predators.
Australian wildlife can generally cope with drought, but they're not prepared for the combination of people, introduced animals, and no water.
Who gets to survive when fire ravages the food and cover of native animals?
Bushfires are a part of life in Australia, and when they have run their course we pick up where we left off and carry on. But if you happen to be a small animal, surviving the bushfire is only the start…
Ninety nine per cent of the poisoned baits set up to catch feral red foxes in Western Australia are being eaten by other…
Extreme fires that surged through South Australia and Victoria last month killed entire populations of threatened native…