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Second home gives Victoria’s endangered honeyeaters a flighting chance

Second home gives Victoria’s endangered honeyeaters a flighting chance

This week, for the first time, about 30 helmeted honeyeaters - one of Victoria’s faunal emblems - were transferred to a remote patch of bushland in an attempt to establish a second wild population of this critically endangered bird.

  • by Miki Perkins

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‘Ridiculous’: Government sits on forestry report as logging resumes

‘Ridiculous’: Government sits on forestry report as logging resumes

The Berejiklian government is refusing to release a report into logging after the Black Summer bushfires even as forestry work begins in a region of the NSW South Coast hit hard by the blazes. 

  • by Peter Hannam
‘Victory for nature’: Coal miner cuts plan in Blue Mountains

‘Victory for nature’: Coal miner cuts plan in Blue Mountains

Centennial Coal has drastically scaled back plans for a mine extension in a sensitive area of the Blue Mountains, a move welcomed by environment groups.

  • by Peter Hannam
‘Just breathtaking’: The moment scientists spotted rare whales in Jervis Bay

‘Just breathtaking’: The moment scientists spotted rare whales in Jervis Bay

Scientists were thrilled to see two rare southern right whales - of which only 300 are known to exist - caring for calves in Jervis Bay before their return to Antarctica.

  • by Nick O'Malley
‘Illogical’: Residents slam logging of koala refuge

‘Illogical’: Residents slam logging of koala refuge

Residents and farmers have raised the alarm over logging in a small forest north of Wilsons Promontory, an area of remnant bushland home to rare and endangered species like powerful owls, greater gliders and Strzelecki koalas.

  • by Miki Perkins
Fires ravaged not only plants and animals, but the soils beneath them

Fires ravaged not only plants and animals, but the soils beneath them

The Black Summer bushfires exposed critical top soil to erosion, stripping away millions of tonnes and placing at risk dozens of previously non-endangered plants and animals.

  • by Peter Hannam
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South Coast villages brace for development influx amid city exodus

South Coast villages brace for development influx amid city exodus

In Eurobodalla Shire, anger has been fanned by the council’s recent decision to sell off more than 40 hectares of pristine forest near Dalmeny.

  • by Peter Hannam
‘Liberal lunacy’: Shark bite language debate stirs up US media

‘Liberal lunacy’: Shark bite language debate stirs up US media

A discussion about whether to describe them as “attacks” or “encounters” has stirred both jokes and dismissal that the issue was the latest “liberal lunacy”.

  • by Peter Hannam
Bob Carr appeals to UNESCO over Warragamba Dam

Bob Carr appeals to UNESCO over Warragamba Dam

Bob Carr, a former NSW premier and Australian foreign minister, has appealed to UNESCO to send a team to survey the threats to the World Heritage status of the Blue Mountains.

  • by Peter Hannam
‘Elusive’ pygmy blue whales recorded ‘off Sydney’s back doorstep’

‘Elusive’ pygmy blue whales recorded ‘off Sydney’s back doorstep’

Sydneysiders fortunate enough to be near the coast during these tight times of COVID-19 curbs can at least get some solace from scanning the horizon for whales.

  • by Peter Hannam
Shooting of Kosciuszko’s feral horses should be among options: scientific panel
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Shooting of Kosciuszko’s feral horses should be among options: scientific panel

Ground and even aerial shooting of brumbies could be among the methods used to control burgeoning numbers of feral horses in the delicate Kosciuszko National Park, documents show.

  • by Peter Hannam