Australia’s beloved native birds are disappearing – and the cause is clear

Across parts of Australia, vast areas of native vegetation have been cleared and replaced by our cities, farms and infrastructure. When native vegetation is removed, the habitat and resources that it provides for native wildlife are invariably lost. Our environmental laws and most conservation efforts tend to focus on what this loss means for species […]

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Petition: Ask Australia to Act Now to Stop Their Extinction Crisis

Animal and plant species around the world are in danger of extinction. We’ve entered the Earth’s sixth mass extinction and according to the UN, one million plant and animal species are endangered. In Australia alone, 511 animal species, 1,356 plant species and 82 distinct “ecological communities” are nationally threatened. Ecological communities are defined as “naturally […]

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Trophy hunting firm seeking sales reps sends details to anti-hunting lobby

Trophy hunting firm seeking sales reps sends details to anti-hunting lobby

A trophy-hunting firm in Africa is hoping to hire a UK sales representatives to sell its tours to British customers. Bizarrely, Nitro Safaris sent its recruitment email to the League Against Cruel Sports, which fights to end hunting, showing what the LCAS called “sheer stupidity”. The message, headlined “Potential agent, hunting South Africa”, included the […]

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From over 100,000 species assessments in IUCN update, zero improvements

From rays to deep-sea snails, primates to rosewood trees, the latest IUCN Red List update paints a gloomy picture for our world’s species. The update, which includes assessments of 105,732 animal and plant species to date, lists more than 28,000 species as threatened with extinction, attributing much of the declines to human overexploitation. The red-capped […]

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