Australian raptors start fires to flush out prey

Australian Aboriginal lore is replete with references to birds carrying fire, and some traditional ceremonies even depict the behaviour. Now ornithologists have collected accounts from witnesses across the savannas of Australia’s far north, known as the Top End, suggesting three Australian birds of prey species use smouldering branches to spread fires and scare prey into […]

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Australia’s beloved native birds are disappearing – and the cause is clear

Across parts of Australia, vast areas of native vegetation have been cleared and replaced by our cities, farms and infrastructure. When native vegetation is removed, the habitat and resources that it provides for native wildlife are invariably lost. Our environmental laws and most conservation efforts tend to focus on what this loss means for species […]

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Trump Bulldozes New Wall Through Wildlife Refuge, Jaguar Country

DOUGLAS, Arizona – New border-wall construction in southeastern Arizona is imperiling the San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge, and encroaching into an active jaguar movement corridor where the jaguar known as “Sombra”most likely crossed the border into the United States. The new 30-foot-high bollard wall will block the natural migration of wildlife, replacing existing waist-high vehicle […]

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‘Absolute tragedy’: hundreds of koalas feared dead after NSW bushfires

Bushfires sweeping through prime koala habitat in New South Wales may have killed as many as 350 of the iconic native marsupial, conservationists say. The blaze, near Port Macquarie in northern NSW, has burned through thousands of hectares including an important koala breeding ground. On Thursday wildlife researchers visited some of the area destroyed in […]

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