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Number plates to be photographed on Fraser Island as part of bushfire strategy

Number plates to be photographed on Fraser Island as part of bushfire strategy

Fraser Island campers will have the number plates of their 4WDs photographed by the Queensland government as they try to prevent bushfires on Australia’s largest sand island.

  • by Tony Moore

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Rare night parrot photograph ‘gives us hope there are more out there’

Rare night parrot photograph ‘gives us hope there are more out there’

Indigenous rangers in a remote region of Western Australia have taken photographs of a night parrot, fanning hopes that more of the elusive and very rare birds may be in the wild.

  • by Peter Hannam
Can wild asses stop bushfires? Sydney scientists unite with Kimberley farmer to stop donkey kill order

Can wild asses stop bushfires? Sydney scientists unite with Kimberley farmer to stop donkey kill order

About 580,000 donkeys, a declared pest, have been culled in the Kimberley over the past 40 years. But one pastoral station is trying to stop the deaths of a herd which could hold the key to fire control in the area.

  • by Peter de Kruijff
Exmouth Gulf needs ‘very high level’ of protection as a priority: environment watchdog

Exmouth Gulf needs ‘very high level’ of protection as a priority: environment watchdog

The findings from a report into the cumulative effects of development on the gulf puts industrial proponents and the state’s environment minister on notice when it comes to managing the region’s natural assets.

  • by Peter de Kruijff
That croak you hear? It could be the sound of extinction

That croak you hear? It could be the sound of extinction

A new alarm has been raised about the future of Australia’s 26 most threatened frog species, four of which are likely to already be extinct.

  • by Miki Perkins
ANU backs prominent forest scientist after ‘unfair’ media treatment

ANU backs prominent forest scientist after ‘unfair’ media treatment

Nobel laureate Brian Schmidt has backed high-profile forest scientist David Lindenmayer after the Press Council found his treatment by News Corp was “unfair and misleading”.

  • by Miki Perkins
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Fenced-off regions to help make greater bilbies great again in NSW

Fenced-off regions to help make greater bilbies great again in NSW

Numbers of re-introduced greater bilbies are thriving in a specially protected region of Mallee Cliffs National Park, allowing rangers to expand their range and plan for more such releases of critically endangered marsupials.

  • by Peter Hannam
‘Fish don’t respect borders’: Move to bolster Menindee Lakes reserves
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‘Fish don’t respect borders’: Move to bolster Menindee Lakes reserves

The Berejiklian government has told other states it wants the operating rules of one of the Murray-Darling Basin’s biggest lake systems changed to cut the risks of mass fish kills on the Darling River.

  • by Peter Hannam
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
‘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