One of Australia’s tiniest mammals is heading for extinction, but you can help

One of Australia’s tiniest mammals is heading for extinction, but you can help

They weigh around 15 grams, the same as a 50 cent coin. They devour vast quantities of insects. And they’re in real trouble. Our new research has found the critically endangered southern bent-wing bat is continuing to decline. Its populations are centered on just three “maternity” caves in southeast South Australia and southwest Victoria, where […]

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New study offers answers for why tropical birds are more colorful

New study offers answers for why tropical birds are more colorful

“The closer one gets to the tropics, the greater the variety of structures, graceful forms and color combinations.” Such were the words of German naturalist, geographer and explorer Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859), one of the founders of the school of biogeography. During his extensive travels in the Americas in the early 19th century, Humboldt noticed […]

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The deaths of over 105 corellas are being investigated by the Victorian wildlife watchdog

The deaths of over 105 corellas are being investigated by the Victorian wildlife watchdog

The deaths of over 100 long-billed corellas discovered near the Murray River are being investigated by the Victorian wildlife watchdog. The birds were spotted by wildlife carer Kirsty Ramadan, who was dispatched by the Yorta Yorta facility to Barmah, near the Victorian/New South Wales boundary, on Wednesday to capture a sick long-billed corella. She discovered […]

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Seeing humpback whales breach off Australia’s east coast is a once-in-a-lifetime experience

Seeing humpback whales breach off Australia’s east coast is a once-in-a-lifetime experience

Humpback whales may grow up to 55 feet long, with pectoral flippers covering roughly a third of their bodies, according to Whale and Dolphin Conservation. They are known for their outstanding acrobatic talents and lyrical whale songs. These massive yet agile whales smack the water with their flippers and tails, creating stunning splashes that captivate […]

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Queensland government will invest more than  million to protect koala populations and habitats in the state’s south-east

Queensland government will invest more than $24 million to protect koala populations and habitats in the state’s south-east

As part of a vulnerable species funding package, the Queensland government will invest more than $24 million on protecting koala populations and habitats in the state’s south-east. On Sunday, the nearly $40 million in financing was announced, coinciding with World Environment Day. Queensland’s environment minister, Meaghan Scanlon, said bilbies and green turtles were examples of […]

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