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Monty the koala is blind in one eye but new facility offers hope of return to the wild

Monty the koala is blind in one eye but new facility offers hope of return to the wild

Monty the koala, who has chlamydia and is blind in one eye, is the first patient at a new western Sydney rehab centre. While it’s uncertain whether he will regain sight, his caretakers remain hopeful.

  • by Laura Chung

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Uncovered: the mysterious journey of the short-finned eel

Uncovered: the mysterious journey of the short-finned eel

It’s the first time anywhere in the world that an eel migration has been tracked from the freshwater river, where they spend years maturing, to the oceans, where they go to spawn and die.

  • by Miki Perkins
Pristine Illawarra coastal reserve given protected status

Pristine Illawarra coastal reserve given protected status

The eight-kilometre stretch of coastline contains small tracts of rainforest, wetlands and two beloved surf beaches.

  • by Laura Chung
Exmouth port developer confident project can go ahead despite new protections, marine park

Exmouth port developer confident project can go ahead despite new protections, marine park

A new marine park, which would be jointly managed with the Nganhurra Thanardi Garrbu Aboriginal Corporation, will also run adjacent to a salt mining proposal by the German chemical company K+S.

  • by Peter de Kruijff
Victoria’s once-common plants and animals in serious decline

Victoria’s once-common plants and animals in serious decline

Climate change and land clearing are placing the state’s native plants and animals under significant pressure, an inquiry has found.

  • by Miki Perkins
Koala corridors, garden fences to protect species from city’s expansion
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Koala corridors, garden fences to protect species from city’s expansion

The government will adopt all 31 recommendations by the NSW Chief Scientist aimed at minimising harm to koalas.

  • by Laura Chung
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Ella the koala was rescued six times in a year. She’s not the only one
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Ella the koala was rescued six times in a year. She’s not the only one

Almost 20 NSW wildlife carer groups have written to Premier Dominic Perrottet and Environment Minister Matt Kean asking for stronger koala protection laws.

  • by Laura Chung
‘As loud as a jet taking off’: Why do cicadas sing at dusk?
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‘As loud as a jet taking off’: Why do cicadas sing at dusk?

It’s cicada season again, but summer is no time to relax for these ancient insects. How and why do they produce their high-decibel song?

  • by Liam Mannix
Timber advocates use freedom of information to access emails from scientist and journalists

Timber advocates use freedom of information to access emails from scientist and journalists

Timber industry advocates have used freedom of information requests to try to access emails between prominent Australian National University scientist ecologist David Lindenmayer and environment journalists.

  • by Miki Perkins and Mike Foley
National parks to receive $91 million funding boost amid new bill controversy

National parks to receive $91 million funding boost amid new bill controversy

As the NSW government moves to unveil a record funding boost for national parks amid a visitor swell, activists and MPs have criticised a new bill that could shift how the parks are managed.

  • by Laura Chung
RSPCA’s $3.3m donation gives zoos new ways to rescue at-risk wildlife

RSPCA’s $3.3m donation gives zoos new ways to rescue at-risk wildlife

Zoos Victoria is getting a wildlife ambulance, upgraded hospital facilities and a health and welfare specialist thanks to money raised in the society’s bushfire appeal.

  • by Miki Perkins