Endangered habitats

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Labor pledges millions in funding to protect threatened species and Great Barrier Reef
Opposition says it will also provide a response to the Samuel review into Australia’s national environmental laws

Lisa Cox

12, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Missing in action: five issues the major parties are avoiding in the 2022 federal election
Key areas such as conservation, the arts, science and education have been neglected in a narrowly focused campaign

Adam Morton, Donna Lu, Kelly Burke and Paul Karp

07, May, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Stewards of the forest: the pioneering women’s collective harvesting the Gambia’s oysters
The all-female workforce is part of a visionary project committed to protecting the wetland forests. Now their challenge is to earn a sustainable living year-round

JR Patterson in Lamin, the Gambia

03, May, 2022 @2:03 PM

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Bushland marked as environmental offset for new Sydney airport bulldozed for car park
The heritage listed and critically endangered Cumberland plain woodland was cleared for a new defence department facility

Lisa Cox

01, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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‘Worst it’s ever been’: a threatened species alarm sounds during the election campaign – and is ignored
Warnings of dramatically escalating extinctions in Australia over the next two decades seem to be falling on deaf ears

Lisa Cox

24, Apr, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Six new wētā species found in New Zealand, as their habitat slowly disappears
Global heating speeding up their decline as terrain of newly discovered alpine species disappears

Eva Corlett in Wellington

11, Apr, 2022 @5:13 AM

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Biopiracy row at UN talks in Geneva threatens global deal to save nature
More talks needed on targets to protect wildlife as developing countries call for payment for finds based on their biodiversity

Patrick Greenfield in Geneva

30, Mar, 2022 @1:34 PM

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Adders and slowworms to gain extra protection under new system in England
Slowworms thrive in brownfield sites – often targeted for development

Helena Horton

29, Mar, 2022 @11:55 AM

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Australian government ‘aggravating extinction’ through land-clearing approvals, analysis finds
Campaigners say the pace at which native species habitat is being cleared for mining is accelerating despite warnings of an endangered species crisis

Adam Morton Climate and environment editor

21, Mar, 2022 @4:30 PM

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Is a Madagascan mine the first to offset its destruction of rainforest?
Researchers say the island’s biggest mine is on track to achieve no net loss of forest but that ‘there remain important caveats’

Patrick Greenfield

09, Mar, 2022 @5:01 AM

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‘It’s not rocket science’: how the world’s fastest parrot could be saved
While swift parrot numbers plunge, their Tasmanian breeding grounds are still being logged. It’s a recipe for extinction, experts say

Adam Morton Climate and environment editor

27, Feb, 2022 @4:30 PM

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Land clearing in NSW tripled over past decade, State of the Environment 2021 report reveals
EPA analysis paints grim picture for ecosystems under increasing threat from habitat destruction, invasive species and climate crisis

Lisa Cox

16, Feb, 2022 @4:30 PM

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