Oceania

First Australian shorebirds on critically endangered species list

For the first time in Australia, shorebirds have hit the critically endangered list

29 May 2015

'Loud wakeup call' over critically endangered dolphin

The smallest and rarest marine dolphin in the world could be extinct within 15 years if protection is not stepped up, new research suggests.

26 May 2015

Solomon Islanders kill more than 1,600 dolphins for their teeth

Residents of a village where dolphin teeth are used for currency killed 1,600 of the animals in 2013 alone, and researchers are calling for urgent monitoring

07 May 2015

Endangered loggerhead turtles losing their battle with egg-stealing goannas

Red flags and hot chilli powder do not stop the yellow-spotted goannas from raiding nests on Wreck Rock beach, Queensland

29 April 2015

Australien: Extrem seltener Omurawal gestrandet

Erst neun Mal wurde die Art bislang überhaupt gesehen. Jetzt ist in Australien ein seltener Omurawal gestrandet.

15 April 2015

Rare Omura's whale carcass find in Western Australia excites scientists

DNA confirms 5.6m juvenile female is an Omura’s whale, the first to be seen in WA and only the second in Australia

14 April 2015

Migrating songbirds falling prey to rapid urbanisation

Many songbirds that fly south to Asia between November and February are under threat, and researchers calling for more global cooperation to protect them.

23 February 2015

En Australie, l’inexorable disparition des mammifères

En Australie, on ne s’attendrit pas à la vue de lapins, de renards ou de chats sauvages.

19 February 2015

Farewell Spit in Neuseeland: 64 von rund 200 gestrandeten Grindwalen gerettet

Fast 200 Grindwale haben sich an die Küste Neuseelands verirrt. Mit der Hilfe von rund 500 Freiwilligen schafften es 64 von ihnen wieder ins Meer - doch die Sorge um sie ist noch nicht vorbei.

16 February 2015