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Environment Minister Sussan Ley is in a tearing hurry to embrace nature law reform – and that’s a worry

Graeme Samuel, left and Environment Minister Sussan Ley. Lukas Coch/AAP The Morrison government on Monday released a long-awaited interim review into Australia’s federal environment law. The...

Conservation scientists are grieving after the bushfires – but we must not give up

Glossy black cockatoo populations on Kangaroo Island have been decimated. But a few precious survivors remain. Flickr That a billion animals may die as a result of...

Forest thinning is controversial, but it shouldn’t be ruled out for managing bushfires

Prescribed burning in thinned silver top ash forest. Forest thinning should be one way we tackle fire management and forest resilience, but we need...

A report claims koalas are ‘functionally extinct’ – but what does that mean?

Koalas are facing serious threats in the wild. Mathias Appel/Flickr Today the Australian Koala Foundation announced they believe “there are no more than 80,000...

From disaster planning to conservation: mobile phones as a new tracking tool

Mobile phones can be used as human tracking devices We can learn a lot about things by studying how they move through the world...