Australian wildlife 20 times more likely to encounter deadly feral cats than native predators

Australian wildlife 20 times more likely to encounter deadly feral cats than native predators

Australia’s wildlife are at least 20 times more likely to come across a deadly feral cat than one of the country’s native predators, according to a new study. Invasive cats, which kill billions of native animals each year, form a triple threat, the study finds, by hunting with greater intensity, in broader environments and in […]

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POLL: Should Australia be allowed to construct a new airport and runway in Antarctica?

POLL: Should Australia be allowed to construct a new airport and runway in Antarctica?

Australia is planning to build Antarctica’s biggest infrastructure project: a new airport and runway that would increase the human footprint in the world’s greatest wilderness by an estimated 40%. The mega-scheme is likely to involve blasting petrel rookeries, disturbing penguin colonies and encasing a stretch of the wilderness in more than 115,000 tonnes of concrete. […]

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Petition: Tell Hermès to Stop Building New Crocodile Skin Farm and Ban Use of Exotic Animal Skins

Petition: Tell Hermès to Stop Building New Crocodile Skin Farm and Ban Use of Exotic Animal Skins

The fashion industry is responsible for causing harm to animals, people, and the environment. Workers are often paid low wages, forced to work long hours in horrible environments, and subject to various human rights abuses. Furthermore, the process by which clothes are made, dyed, and handled greatly pollutes the environment. Animals, too, suffer at the […]

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‘Remarkable’: South Australian surfer with serious shark bite injuries swims to shore and walks 300m

‘Remarkable’: South Australian surfer with serious shark bite injuries swims to shore and walks 300m

Paramedics have hailed the “remarkable” survival story of a South Australian surfer who swam back to shore alone and walked 300 metres for help after suffering “extraordinary” injuries from a shark bite at a remote beach. Paramedic Michael Rushby said the man had “serious” lacerations on his back, backside and leg “consistent with quite a […]

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