Kookaburras are a well-known symbol of Australia, sometimes referred to as a laughing larrikin. They are bold, and fearless, carnivorous birds. Although classified as a kingfisher, they prey upon snakes, small reptiles and small mammals, They are not at all scared of humans and have been known to snatch a sausage off the BBQ or […]K is for Kookaburra — By Sarah
By Dana M Bergstrom (University of Wollongong), Euan Ritchie (Deakin University), Lesley Hughes (Macquarie University) and Michael Depledge (University of Exeter). This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. In 1992, 1,700 scientists warned that human beings and the natural world were “on a collision course”. Seventeen years later, scientists […]The Conversation: ‘Existential threat to our survival’: see the 19 Australian ecosystems already collapsing — Euan Ritchie
photo of the Sydney Fish Market. The Australian Marine Conservation Society aims to make people more aware of the need for shark conservation. Photograph: Dean Lewins/AAP Australian seafood consumers urged to stop buying flake to protect sharks | Australia news | The Guardian Australian seafood consumers urged to stop buying flake to protect sharks A new […]Australian seafood consumers urged to stop buying flake to protect sharks. — World Animals Voice
The vast majority of man eating is down to only two Croc species. The Saltwater Crocodile (from South East Asia and parts of Australia) and The Nile Crocodile (who is comfortable roaming pretty much all over Africa). Between the two of them, they are responsible for hundreds of fatal attacks on humans for the sole purpose of […]The crocodile — E-knowledge hub
Devastating wildfires, forestry policies, general habitat loss, climate change are all adding to the stresses on the Australian Koala population.
These little symbols of Australia are naturally delicate, and they are not fairing well in our modern age. Disease, too, has impacted the remaining populations.
We should all press anybody we can think of in Australia to do much better in terms of protecting this special little wildlife species…
With travel suspended during this pandemic, let’s virtually cruise over to Australia and take a look at some of their wildlife. There is no place on this planet like Australia. Indigenous to Australia, kangaroos are found nowhere else in the world. In taxonomically general terms, these marsupials come in all sizes, and there […]Wild Australia — Jet Eliot
All hell is breaking lose down under, By SunBôw Photo: Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia, Dec 30, 2019, 10 pm… Bairnsdale is the first town I visited in Australia 3 weeks ago. It’s a couple hours drive east of where I am now, in eastern Victoria. Tonight a vast region around Bairnsdale looks like hell as up […]
In many areas, Australia’s temperate zones and coastal ecosystems have been extensively altered, many wetlands have been degraded. Climate change, and introduced plants and animals (invasives), are the agents of the radical changes that are tearing through Australia’s environment. The result? Dramatic declines in the distribution and abundance of many species, with natural resources such […]
This week’s ABC Open Pic of the Week is a chatter of budgerigars looking more like a swarm of budgies near Onslow, Western Australia. Image Credit: Photograph by ABC Open contributor D. Joshua Brunner. Source: Pic of the Week budgie swarm – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
This is perhaps the only formal war where one of the belligerents was not human, but rather avian. In 1932, the emu population in Australia was growing out of control, with an estimated 20,000 emus running around the Australian desert and causing havoc among crops. In response, the Australian military sent out a task force […]