Oceania

Australian government seeks to opt out of protection of five shark species

Thresher and hammerhead sharks listed as protected migratory species under UN convention in November

20 January 2015

Paradise gained – how tourism could help Tasmania’s wilderness

The recent leaking of a new draft management plan for the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA) has prompted vigorous debate over the merits of tourism development in protected areas.

16 January 2015

Australian migratory bird numbers in freefall due to destruction of east Asia tidal flats: report

The destruction of tidal flats in Asia has caused a serious decline in Australian migratory shorebird numbers and could lead to the extinction of some species, a report has found.

14 January 2015

Birdwatch: Cairns Esplanade

A walk along the seafront at Cairns produces close-up views of some of the world’s most incredible global travellers, as Stephen Moss discovers on his bird and wildlife tour around

02 January 2015

Opérations sauvons les dromadaires en Australie, libérons les gazelles en Algérie

Quand bien même 15 000 km de terres et de mers les séparent, il ne fait pas bon être un dromadaire en Australie ou une gazelle en Algérie.

29 December 2014

WA shark cull: killing tagged great white risks safety of beachgoers, expert says

The Western Australian government is jeopardising beach safety by using tagging data to track a great white shark it has marked for culling, a shark expert says.

22 December 2014

The Jaws Effect: biting review finds shark policy based on movie myths

The film Jaws has heavily influenced Western Australia's stance on sharks, a review of over a decade of state government policy has found.

09 December 2014

Recreational divers enlisted in research on elusive Australian porcupine ray

Recreational divers are helping scientists understand a rare stingray which has only been recorded 25 times in Australia since 1770.

16 September 2014