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Gilbert’s potoroo, a marsupial that may be extinct in 20 years. Dick Walker/Gilbert’s Potoroo Action Group

We identified the 63 animals most likely to go extinct by 2041. We can’t give up on them yet

The hardest to save will be five reptiles, four birds, four frogs, two mammals and one fish, for which there are no recent confirmed records of their continued existence.
The only species of Australian bird which remains unphotographed. This is one of the most accurate illustrations of the species.  John Keulemans published in Gregory Mathews ‘The Birds of Australia’ 1911

Is the buff-breasted button-quail still alive? After years of searching, this century-old bird mystery has yet to be solved

It may not be extinct, but our research suggests the buff-breasted button-quail may only be hanging on by a thread, at best.
Monjon, a small, native mammal in the tropical savanna under threat from fire. David Bettini

Photos from the field: leaving habitats unburnt for longer could help save little mammals in northern Australia

Northern Australia’s tropical savanna is one of the most fire-prone regions on the planet. We need to change the way we manage fires so we can help native wildlife come back from the brink.
Paul McDonald

Should we cull noisy miners? After decades of research, these aggressive honeyeaters are still outsmarting us

Populations of noisy miners have boomed since colonisation, and today they’re a huge threat to other native birds. 45 attempts to cull them in 30 years have left us with more questions than answers.
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Destroying vegetation along fences and roads could worsen our extinction crisis — yet the NSW government just allowed it

Under a new code, rural landholders in NSW will be allowed to clear up to 25 metres of land outside their property boundary. This will be devastating for the wildlife that live or migrate there.

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