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Kean may be making the running on wildlife issues but he has a long way to go
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Kean may be making the running on wildlife issues but he has a long way to go

The Berejiklian government has made some impressive advances on the environment front but a close look at recent decisions shows why little can be taken for granted.

  • by The Herald's View

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‘Getting your orchid eye in’: All abloom as Anglesea puts on a dazzling display

‘Getting your orchid eye in’: All abloom as Anglesea puts on a dazzling display

The Angair Nature Show will move online for the second year to share the wonder of the Surf Coast bushland’s stunning array of plant life.

  • by Benjamin Preiss
‘Volatility creates uncertainty’: NSW biodiversity trust lost millions to developers

‘Volatility creates uncertainty’: NSW biodiversity trust lost millions to developers

The NSW government will ditch a key feature of the way it bills developers for environmental damage after it under-charged projects by several million dollars in conservation payments.

  • by Angus Thompson
Australia identified as transmission hotspot for deadly bird disease

Australia identified as transmission hotspot for deadly bird disease

The mosquito-borne disease is being spread around the world via several hotspots, including some in Queensland, researchers have found.

  • by Stuart Layt
‘What lurks beneath?’ How scientists discovered a new ‘prize-fighter’ yabby

‘What lurks beneath?’ How scientists discovered a new ‘prize-fighter’ yabby

For years it was the stuff of rumours and tall tales. Now the super-sized swamp yabby has been formally named as a new species.

  • by Miki Perkins
‘Threatened species fortress’: Zero extinction goal for national parks

‘Threatened species fortress’: Zero extinction goal for national parks

The NSW government has declared a goal of zero extinctions within national parks and raised the protection status of almost 100 species from brush-tailed rock-wallabies and koalas to the rare nightcap oak to the level of world-famous Wollemi Pine.

  • by Peter Hannam
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‘Cool science’: Blue-tongued lizards in biological arms race for survival

‘Cool science’: Blue-tongued lizards in biological arms race for survival

The blue-tongued lizard has developed defences that make it almost impervious to red-bellied black snake venom, scientists have discovered.

  • by Stuart Layt
Komodo dragon joins the list of endangered species

Komodo dragon joins the list of endangered species

The survival in the wild of the world’s biggest lizard, the Komodo dragon, is looking less certain as its suitable habitat shrinks because of climate change and human pressures outside its protected areas in Indonesia.

  • by Peter Hannam
‘Ambitious and exciting’: Scientists to account for National Parks’ flora, fauna and ferals
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‘Ambitious and exciting’: Scientists to account for National Parks’ flora, fauna and ferals

For the first time, the state’s national parks will have their health monitored in a way that the public can also check, starting with the Royal and Kosciuszko parks.

  • by Peter Hannam
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
State accused of failing its native species as endangered list grows

State accused of failing its native species as endangered list grows

An inquiry heard it would take five years to develop “action statements” for all listed species including the glossy black cockatoo, burrunan dolphin, black falcon, and masked owl.

  • by Miki Perkins