Tiny Solar Backpacks Could Help Save One of Australia’s Most Endangered Birds

Tiny Solar Backpacks Could Help Save One of Australia’s Most Endangered Birds

The plains-wanderer is a small, critically-endangered bird with a tawny marking on its chest that can only be found in south-eastern Australia’s arid grasslands. It is estimated that only 250 to 1,000 of these speckled birds are left in the wild, according to Bush Heritage Australia. The plains-wanderer is at risk of impending extinction and […]

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Plan for ‘sea of roofs’ will destroy last koala habitat in western Sydney, critics say

Plan for ‘sea of roofs’ will destroy last koala habitat in western Sydney, critics say

A plan to build up to 73,000 houses in new suburbs in western Sydney relies on conservation promises that might not be delivered until decades into the future, environment groups say. The New South Wales government recently approved the Cumberland Plain conservation plan, a major planning policy that will guide the development of four new […]

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A study finds that bison restoration on tribal lands has cultural, ecological, and economic benefits

A study finds that bison restoration on tribal lands has cultural, ecological, and economic benefits

Beginning in the early 1800s, the American bison, our national mammal, was hunted to near extinction, with fewer than a thousand remaining by the end of the century. Bison, America’s biggest land-dwelling mammal, helps in the balance and maintenance of a healthy ecosystem, as well as the creation of habitat for a variety of species, […]

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Saving the Raja of India’s grasslands: new efforts to conserve the Critically Endangered Great Indian Bustard

Saving the Raja of India’s grasslands: new efforts to conserve the Critically Endangered Great Indian Bustard

The Great Indian Bustard, one of India’s iconic birds, once ranged across most of the Indian subcontinent. Due to a variety of factors, however, the Great Indian Bustard is also now India’s rarest bird and faces imminent extinction. The following is an interview with Ramki Sreenivasan, co-founder of Conservation India, a group that recently petitioned […]

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