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Armchair Attenboroughs flock to their screens to see nature unfold

Armchair Attenboroughs flock to their screens to see nature unfold

The once-a-year blooming of a rare quixotic cactus flower caught the attention of hundreds of thousands of viewers. It joins a growing list of nature webcams that have gained international attention.

  • by Sharon Bradley

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Not over the hump: Caution urged on ending endangered status for whales

Not over the hump: Caution urged on ending endangered status for whales

Humpbacks have made a comeback from near extinction, but conservation groups warn against acting too quickly to take them off Australia’s national threatened species lists.

  • by Miki Perkins and Mike Foley
Men sought after ‘endangered powerful owl’ shot dead in state forest

Men sought after ‘endangered powerful owl’ shot dead in state forest

Victoria’s conservation watchdog is seeking information about two men who were filmed allegedly killing native wildlife, including the endangered powerful owl.

  • by Miki Perkins
Big wet prompts Forestry Corp to halt northern NSW logging operations

Big wet prompts Forestry Corp to halt northern NSW logging operations

Severe rainfall and resulting floods have prompted state-owned Forestry Corporation to trigger insurance provisions to allow it to halt most of its logging and timber supply operations on the NSW North Coast.

  • by Peter Hannam and Fergus Hunter
Finding Nemo: citizen science discovers new spider

Finding Nemo: citizen science discovers new spider

Meet Maratus nemo, the pint-sized peacock spider known for its vibrant colours and dancing displays.

  • by Miki Perkins
‘It’s deplorable’: Call to halt loss of Melbourne’s native grasslands

‘It’s deplorable’: Call to halt loss of Melbourne’s native grasslands

Ecologists say the last pockets of high-quality, ecologically pristine native grassland in the urban outer west are slowly being bulldozed and developed.

  • by Miki Perkins
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Graziers and greenies unite in ‘drive to save the forest’

Graziers and greenies unite in ‘drive to save the forest’

Alpine cattle graziers and environmentalists form an unlikely alliance in a bid to stop logging in Victoria’s high country.

  • by Miki Perkins
‘Another blow’: Fears over koala habitat veto for Barilaro’s office

‘Another blow’: Fears over koala habitat veto for Barilaro’s office

The publication of the state’s new koala habitat policy has revealed a senior regional NSW official has the right to reject management plans by councils.

  • by Peter Hannam
‘Breathtaking hypocrisy’: Backlash over Arthurs Seat quarry plan

‘Breathtaking hypocrisy’: Backlash over Arthurs Seat quarry plan

More than 75 organisations and individuals have signed an open letter calling on the Ross Trust to withdraw its plans to expand its quarry on the Mornington Peninsula and destroy bushland.

  • by Miki Perkins
With so few left to sing to, the regent honeyeater is losing its song

With so few left to sing to, the regent honeyeater is losing its song

When a critically endangered bird starts to lose its birdsong, conservationists know the species is in even more dire straits than its dwindling numbers suggest.

  • by Peter Hannam
Post-bushfire logging probe to be conducted out of public’s scrutiny

Post-bushfire logging probe to be conducted out of public’s scrutiny

The Berejiklian government has been accused of seeking to mask the effect of the 2019-2020 bushfires to protect the logging industry after it asked the main resources watchdog to prepare a secret study.

  • by Peter Hannam