Australia confirms extinction of 13 more species, including first reptile since colonisation

Australia confirms extinction of 13 more species, including first reptile since colonisation

The Australian government has officially acknowledged the extinction of 13 endemic species, including 12 mammals and the first reptile known to have been lost since European colonisation. The addition of the dozen mammal species confirms Australia’s unenviable position as the world’s capital for mammal extinction, lifting the total number of mammals known to have died […]

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How kangaroos could be jeopardising conservation efforts across Australia

How kangaroos could be jeopardising conservation efforts across Australia

The experimental fencing had gone up to keep the rabbits out, but the ground inside the conservation area at Yathong in central New South Wales had still been nibbled and munched bare. “It was completely denuded,” says Prof Mike Letnic. “It was like a moonscape.” The culprit? Australia’s most ubiquitous marsupial: the kangaroo. “There’s this perception […]

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Short Film from Hollywood Moviemakers Exposes Nike’s Role in Kangaroo Slaughter

Short Film from Hollywood Moviemakers Exposes Nike’s Role in Kangaroo Slaughter

(HOLLYWOOD) – An innovative and disturbing short film by Hollywood producer Gavin Polone and director Derek Ambrosi, released on 4 February 2020, exposed the hidden truth behind Nike soccer shoes made from kangaroo skins, according to the Center for a Humane Economy. The 60-second short film lays bare an element of Nike’s supply chain that […]

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POLL: Should Australia’s “over-abundant populations” of kangaroos be culled?

POLL: Should Australia’s “over-abundant populations” of kangaroos be culled?

Wildlife carers say they are “in tears” after the Victorian government announced a plan to allow commercial hunters to shoot thousands of extra kangaroos. The announcement today comes just one year after the Black Summer bushfires killed or harmed an estimated three billion native animals – 5 million of which were kangaroos or wallabies. Despite […]

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