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 […]
Guest essay by Eric Worrall Climate scientists have expressed their dismay that Aussie politicians are not treating this year’s awful bushfire season as a wakeup call for climate action. Leading scientists condemn political inaction on climate change as Australia ‘literally burns’ Climate experts ‘bewildered’ by government ‘burying their heads in the sand’, and say bushfires […]
From the University of Sydney Data taken over 12 years from rivers, lakes, lagoons and creeks along the entire coast of New South Wales show an increase in temperature and acidity, raising concerns for biodiversity and aquaculture. Read more at Estuaries are warming at twice the rate of oceans and atmosphere – The University of […]
Climate change is an ever-present threat to humans, animals, and ecosystems around the world. A new study confirmed suspicions that human-caused climate change made the 2019-2020 southeast Australian fires worse and that is just one natural disaster that’s negatively affected by climate change. Ice in the Arctic is melting and causing a change in a […]