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In partnership with the South Australian Department of Environment and Heritage (DEH), FAME provided support for the recovery of the endangered Spiny Daisy (Acanthocladium dockeri).

Feral cats – ferocious and large versions of the domestic variety – pose an ongoing and severe threat to the quoll and possum populations in the Flinders Ranges. Ideally, these predators must be eliminated.

What do you do when wildlife conservation groups like FAME try so hard to reintroduce Australia’s rare and endangered fauna and then you find feral cats, often as few as only one or two individuals, start killing and eating your valuable animals?

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Defence white paper shows Australian forces must safeguard nature too

The relationship of military forces to the natural environment is typically depicted as one of destruction, rather than protection. The federal government’s new defence white paper, however, shows signs that this relationship may be being reversed.

Marine Parks Don’t Protect Diversity

Most of the evolutionary diversity of corals and fish is not currently supported by the world’s network of marine protected areas, prompting marine scientists to call for a rethink of how marine protected areas are planned and coordinated.

New Tasmanian Devil Facial Cancer

Routine field research has identified a second transmissible cancer in Tasmanian devils that is very similar to Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD).

Threatened species in flower

Summer and autumn are not seasons synonymous with show-stopping wildflower displays. However, it is from December to April that the endangered daisy, the button wrinklewort, shows its true colours. Summer and autumn are not seasons synonymous with show-stopping wildflower displays.

New plan to protect the reef and improve water quality

TOM Coughlin wants to bring resiliance back to the Great Barrier Reef. The Fitzroy Basin Association (FBA) Operations Manager was yesterday at the Rockhampton FLOW centre, alongside CEO Paul Birch, to announce the launch of the water quality improvement plan.

Aboriginal fire management – part of the solution to destructive bushfires

As destructive bushfires become more common there is increasing political discussion how we manage them sustainably. Inevitably these debates raise questions of the past ecological effects of Aboriginal fire usage. There are two well-known narratives about Aboriginal fire use.

Alien plants and animals drive native species to extinction

Accidentally or deliberately introduced species are the second most common threat associated with recent global extinctions of animals and plants, a new study from the University of Adelaide and UCL, in the UK, has found.

Long-awaited plan to save Leadbeater's Possum pushes for 20 to 50 year turnaround

A long-awaited national plan to save Victoria's animal emblem, the Leadbeater's possum, will push to turn around the creature's rapidly declining numbers in the next 20 to 50 years by better protecting its habitat and tighter controls on logging.

Citizen Science survey protects greater glider forest from logging

VicForests has been forced to abandon planned logging operations in forest on the Errinundra plateau in East Gippsland after a citizen science survey recorded a large population of protected Greater Gliders.

The decline of amphibians - we’re witnessing a mass extinction

Twenty years ago, the world was caught unaware as a die-off of amphibians took hold across the planet. Amphibians are the most endangered group of animals. Today, 47% of described species are in decline. Amphibians play vital roles in the environment.