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Queensland has an important network of private conservation areas, but they’re dangerously exposed to mining

Tarcutta Hills Reserve. Bush Heritage Australia, Author provided Australia has the world’s largest network of privately owned conservation areas that protect a range of rare wildlife, from bilbies to endangered fish. There...

Why dingoes should be considered native to mainland Australia – even though humans introduced them

  Image: Shutterstock Dingoes are often demonised as a danger to livestock, while many consider them a natural and essential part of the environment. But is our...

The ‘Ringo Starr’ of birds is now endangered – here’s how we can still save our drum-playing palm cockatoos

  Palm cockatoo breeding pair at the nesting hollow. Female on left, male on the right. Christina N. Zdenek Australia’s largest parrot, the palm cockatoo,...

Australia’s threatened species plan has failed on several counts. Without change, more extinctions are assured

  Picture: Alex Asbury/AAP Australia is globally renowned for its abysmal conservation record – in roughly 230 years we’ve overseen the extinction of more mammal species than...

5 remarkable stories of flora and fauna in the aftermath of Australia’s horror bushfire season

 Picture: hamiltonphillipa/iNaturalist Around one year ago, Australia’s Black Summer bushfire season ended, leaving more than 8 million hectares across south-east Australia a mix of charcoal, ash and...

‘Existential threat to our survival’: see the 19 Australian ecosystems already collapsing

 Picture: Shuttlestock In 1992, 1,700 scientists warned that human beings and the natural world were “on a collision course”. Seventeen years later, scientists described planetary boundaries within which humans...