Could a million freshwater turtles help clean up some of Australia’s polluted rivers? A team of scientists believes, they could!

Could a million freshwater turtles help clean up some of Australia’s polluted rivers? A team of scientists believes, they could!

For well over a century, freshwater fish from Europe – the carp (originally from China), have been released, either deliberately or accidentally from fish farms, into Australian waterways. The fish, now widely regarded as pests, are thriving. Their habitat includes rivers flowing through the Murray-Darling Basin of New South Wales. Those vast waterways support, through […]

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‘Something’s going to give’: Platypus staring down the barrel of extinction

‘Something’s going to give’: Platypus staring down the barrel of extinction

Platypus are one step closer to being listed as vulnerable to extinction in Victoria. Citing “mounting evidence” that numbers of these aquatic monotremes have “reduced significantly”, the Scientific Advisory Committee issued a preliminary recommendation that it be listed as threatened. Drought, bushfire, climate change, habitat destruction and human population growth have all been listed as […]

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Australia’s Fires Harmed 3 Billion Animals, New Report Finds

Australia’s Fires Harmed 3 Billion Animals, New Report Finds

Unprecedented bushfires that ravaged Australia in 2019 and 2020 killed or displaced almost 3 billion animals, according to an interim report released Tuesday. Compiled by scientists from several Australian universities, the survey said the blazes impacted an estimated 143 million mammals, 2.46 billion reptiles, 180 million birds and 51 million frogs. The report, commissioned by […]

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Nike, Dick’s Sporting Goods, other retailers violating California ban on selling kangaroos skins,   new investigation finds

Nike, Dick’s Sporting Goods, other retailers violating California ban on selling kangaroos skins, new investigation finds

(CALIFORNIA) – More than one hundred California stores and online retailers – including Nike, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Puma, and Amazon-owned Zappos – are illegally selling athletic shoes made of kangaroo skin, according to an exhaustive, months-long investigation. This was released today by the Center for a Humane Economy, a national non-profit organization that promotes animal […]

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