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Research reveals fire is pushing 88% of Australia’s threatened land mammals closer to extinction

Image: David Mariuz/AAP About 100 of Australia’s unique land mammals face extinction. Of the many threats contributing to the crisis, certain fire regimes are among the most pervasive. In a new paper, we...

Fire management in Australia has reached a crossroads and ‘business as usual’ won’t cut it

Image: Darren England/AAP The current wet conditions delivered by La Niña may have caused widespread flooding, but they’ve also provided a reprieve from the threat of bushfires...

More than 200 Australian birds are now threatened with extinction – and climate change is the biggest danger

  Image: Shutterstock Up to 216 Australian birds are now threatened – compared with 195 a decade ago – and climate change is now the...

Australia’s Black Summer of fire was not normal – and we can prove it

  Image: Dan Himbrechts, AAP The Black Summer forest fires of 2019–2020 burned more than 24 million hectares, directly causing 33 deaths and almost 450 more from...