Conservation

Aussie Backyard Bird Count – how to get involved

BirdLife Australia are calling all Australians to take part in their Aussie Backyard Bird Count this year, 19-25 October, to help track and protect native birds for future generations. Following a devastating year…

Can Australia’s shores cope with a super trawler?

What do history and science tell us about the impacts of trawling.

Deadly devil disease is here to stay

The devil is apparently in the chromosomes.

Corals can suffer from nutrient imbalance

Improving water quality could help save coral reefs.

Top predators in crisis

In many places, the numbers of large predators have fallen by more than 90 per cent over the course of a few decades. Scientists are working feverishly to learn how this dearth of…

Snake disease decoded

Three snakes have helped researchers decode a mysterious disease.

New green lacewing discovered in Malaysia

A Malaysian amateur photographer, Guek Hock Ping, captured a beautiful green lacewing in early 2011. Before freeing it, he took some pictures that were uploaded to Flickr. When Shaun Winterton, an entomologist who…

Tiny snail believed extinct is rediscovered

The oblong rocksnail, declared extinct in 2000, has made a comeback.

Primates in the wild

Coral bleaching causes deadly competition among fish

Some fish turn aggressive when they have to share limited resources.

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