IMAGE CREDIT: Minden Pictures/Alamy Stock Photo The adorable striped possum is Australia’s little secret, by Bec Crew With its remarkable coat and strange little fingers, the striped possum is a peculiar fellow that few Australians are lucky enough to see. THE STRIPED POSSUM (Dactylopsila trivirgata) lives in a pocket of Australia, right up in the […]
by Ben Lerwill The hours tick by slowly when you’re driving Australia’s Stuart Highway. Named after the 19th-Century explorer John McDouall Stuart, who was the first European to successfully traverse the continent from sea to sea and back again, the road broadly follows the route of his marathon journey. It’s 2,834km long; a near-endless spool […]
Perhaps one of the reasons why Australia is often called The Lucky Country is because both its scenery and animals are pretty easy on the eyes.
Ban Ki-moon, Kong Saharat, Li Bingbing and Gisele Bündchen among those aiming to spur action to protect endangered species (UNEP Press release) Nairobi: 25 May 2016 – The United Nations, backed by A-list celebrities from across the globe, today launched an unprecedented campaign against the illegal trade in wildlife, which is pushing species to […]
Queensland, Australia: A baby koala holds on to its mother as she undergoes surgery at an Australian Zoo wildlife hospital in Queensland, Australia. The baby koala and its mother were brought into the hospital after the mother was hit by a car. They were reunited after the life-saving surgery Photograph: Ben Beaden/AFP/Getty Images
Usually very skittish, this variegated fairy-wren (Malurus lamberti) stopped on a fallen log just long enough to have her picture taken in Oxley Creek Common, Queensland. Image Credit: Brodie James. “I’m a 14 year old bird and photography enthusiast living in Brisbane. This shot of a female variegated fairy-wren (Malurus lamberti) was taken at Oxley […]
By Andy Sheppard and Linda Broadhurst. Originally published on The Conversation. This week many people across the world stopped and stared as extreme headlines announced that one eighth of the world’s species – more than a million – are threatened with extinction. According to the UN report from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services […]