The Kangaroo Island dunnart, the northern corroboree frog and the Blue Mountains water skink are among 113 species that need urgent attention after the bushfire crisis, according to a government analysis.
Aerial surveys by the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies in Townsville, Australia, revealed that two-thirds of the Great Barrier Reef had severely paled in 2016 and 2017, “bleaching” under the extreme stress of marine heat waves that can kill corals.
A desperate rescue mission to the only known habitat of the stocky galaxias, in Kosciuszko national park, may be the last hope for the species. Scientists estimate there may have been a couple of thousand stocky galaxias remaining before this summer’s bushfires.
Harmful levels of long-banned chemicals, including the pesticide DDT, have been found in the tissues of two vulnerable dolphin species swimming in waters flowing into the Great Barrier Reef.
The decades-long campaign to secure world heritage listing for Australia’s largest collection of rock art has finally been taken to Unesco.
Eighty leading researchers have called on Australia's governments to "acknowledge the gravity of the threat posed by climate change" and cut greenhouse gases "to safeguard against catastrophe". An open letter, signed by present and recent Australian Research Council laureates, said while many fac
Australians are being asked to join a mass citizen science program to photograph how the nation’s habitats and wildlife are responding in the wake of the unprecedented bushfire crisis.
Researchers have started an attribution study to determine how much global warming is to blame for the blazes that have ravaged the continent...The work is being led by researchers in Europe who have conducted multiple rapid analyses of global warming’s role in extreme events.
Creating marine protected areas (MPAs) has become a more popular management and conservation strategy to counteract various anthropogenic risks and hazards... Nature’s treasure chests, coral reefs, encircled by bright majestic fish are succumbing to the disastrous effects of climate change.