Endangered species

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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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A wing and a prayer: is there hope for Britain’s loneliest bat?
Our rarest mammal lives on its own, with no known relatives this side of the Channel. Did the greater mouse-eared bat stray here from France? And is it time we invited over some company?

Patrick Barkham

10, May, 2022 @1:00 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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Vaquita porpoise could survive … but only if illegal fishing stops immediately
DNA study finds rarest cetacean, only found in Gulf of California, has enough genetic diversity to recover – if gillnet ban is enforced

Karen McVeigh

05, May, 2022 @6:00 PM

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Crumbly curlew eggs may pose another threat to species, say UK scientists
Investigation launched after half of eggs from endangered wading bird in small study found to have fragile shells

Helena Horton

05, May, 2022 @9:53 AM

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New NSW logging rules still allow clearing of koala habitat, conservationists say
Independent MP accuses Liberal party of caving in to its Coalition partner the Nationals on koala protection

Lisa Cox

04, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Extinction obituary: why experts weep for the quiet and beautiful Hawaiian po’ouli
Frantic conservation efforts couldn’t save the tiny, intricately colored songbird, whose obit is the first in our new series of memorials for species that have gone extinct in living memory

Helen Sullivan

04, May, 2022 @7:00 AM

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One in five reptiles faces extinction in what would be a ‘devastating’ blow
Largest analysis to date on the state of the world’s reptiles warns of threat to ecosystems as more than 1,800 species fight to survive

Graeme Green

27, Apr, 2022 @3:00 PM

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There’s a lot going on so happy World Tapir Day to all the tapirs and tapir enthusiasts! | First Dog on the Moon
Tapirs are fabulous and climate change hates them just like it hates you

First Dog on the Moon

27, Apr, 2022 @4:57 AM

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‘The tuber man of Kerala’ on a quest to champion India’s rare and indigenous crops
Shaji NM has devoted his life to collecting and farming tubers such as yam, cassava and taro, and promoting them across the country

Monika Mondal

25, Apr, 2022 @5:15 AM

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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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Wildlife trafficking thrives on Facebook despite pledge to fight illegal trade
Pygmy marmosets, tiger cubs and African grey parrots among endangered species for sale, investigation by Avaaz reveals

Nina Lakhani in New York

13, Apr, 2022 @1:00 PM

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