More than 1000 kangaroos to be shot in south-west in new harvest program

More than 1000 kangaroos will be shot for pet food in the south-west under a new, permanent program that starts today. Warrnambool City, Moyne, Corangamite and Glenelg Shires are included in the seven “harvest zones” identified by the state government as areas with ‘significant’ kangaroo numbers. An allocated number of marsupials, 1,865 in the Otway […]

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Tribunal halts kangaroo cull

The lives of nearly 1,500 kangaroos that roam the open spaces of Canberra have been spared after a tribunal sided with animal rights campaigners to halt a planned mass cull of the marsupials. The ACT civil and administrative tribunal ruling on Wednesday night provides a temporary reprieve for the eastern grey kangaroo population, pending a […]

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Scientist: Australia taking ‘calculated actions’ to push Leadbeater’s possum to extinction

Australia’s leading scientific expert on the endangered Leadbeater’s possum has publicly lambasted the Victorian state government, claiming it is the first ever domestic administration to take “calculated actions” that it knew could wipe out a threatened species. In a letter published in the respected journal Science, Prof David Lindenmayer, of the Australian National University, states […]

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Saving the Tenkile: an expedition to protect one of the most endangered animals you’ve never heard of

The tenkile, or the Scott’s tree kangaroo (Dendrolagus scottae) could be a cross between a koala bear and a puppy. With it’s fuzzy dark fur, long tail and snout, and tiny ears, it’s difficult to imagine a more adorable animal. It’s also difficult to imagine that the tenkile is one of the most endangered species […]

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