Kisses aren’t the only magic that happens under Australian mistletoe.
In many parts of the world, Christmas and mistletoe are inextricably intertwined. But in the natural world, mistletoe has long fascinated naturalists and scientists.
Sudan, the last remaining male northern white rhinoceros, meets the Maasai Cricket Warriors.
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Their flimsy chances rely on the eggs and sperm from the remaining three elderly animals, combined with frozen DNA from dead rhino.
Measuring a risk based approach to fuel management presents many difficulties.
Victoria is moving away from burnoff targets to a new strategy for managing bushfire risk.
Australia’s environment protection laws only protect endangered species or ones in national parks.
The government is set to restrict green groups' right to challenge environmental approvals in court. But the law isn't doing its job in protecting Australia's plants and animals anyway.
The birds' brightly coloured beaks are worth more than elephant tusks.
Right whales pass on the knowledge of their migration routes.
Why are some southern right whale populations not recovering as fast as we hoped? The answer may be in their migrations.
Small birds such as this superb fairy-wren can benefit from a bird-friendly garden.
Wren image from www.shutterstock.com
Some Australian birds are pushing out other species, and even damaging trees. The good news is we can help stop the spread of these birds, by putting native plants in our gardens.
Just don’t say so to his face.
Declining numbers mean the continent's top predator isn't fulfilling its ecological role.
While ecotourists enjoy the warm waters of the Cuiaba River in Brazil, our presence in natural areas like this may have unanticipated costs for local wildlife.
We often think of ecotourism as good for the environment. But it may have some worrying unintended consequences for wild animals.
Squirrel gliders aren’t at risk, and hands-on conservation can keep them that way.
David M. Watson
We're familiar with the idea of releasing almost-extinct species into new areas. By doing the same with common animals, we can help stop their population numbers getting into the same perilous state.
Koalas are again in the firing line. But should diseased animals be culled for the greater good?
Research has shown that culling koalas could help stop the spread of deadly chlamydia. But how open will Australians be to killing one our favourite animals?
It’s high time we gave Australian wildlife a helping hand.
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A 21st century government would put the environment on at least an equal footing with the economy. That means no more extinctions, and no more putting ourselves before wildlife or future generations.
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People living in their forests must be on board too – and they don't always subscribe to Western conservation values.
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Indonesia could manage without its rhino, unlike African countries which rely on safari dollars.
Conservationists claim the combination of GPS tracker, heart-beat monitor and spy camera will be a game changer.
Chris Packham: defends badgers, irritates lobbyists.
The BBC presenter has annoyed some charities, but he's a well-informed insider with some good points to make.
Thylacines are extinct - and perhaps we just have to accept it.
Many ecosystems have changed so radically that it is no longer possible to restore them to what they once were and in other situations it is not appropriate.
Wombat mange is a debilitating disease that can lead to blindness and death.
Wombats are suffering from mange, a deadly skin condition that threatens to wipe out some local populations. Frustratingly little is known about the problem, so we need a national plan to tackle it.
Gorillas in the wild: better than a zoo.
The fortunes of the world's remaining wild gorillas is linked to prosperity in the places where they live - hence the high price of tourist permits. But with economic development comes economic threats too.
The debate on whether animals should be kept in captivity or not continues to rage on.
Some say that keeping wild animals in captivity is cruel. Others believe they promote conservation and give people a link to nature.