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scientists re-counted australia’s extinct species, and the result is devastating

Scientists re-counted Australia’s extinct species, and the result is devastating

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The Tasmanian tiger is among the best known of our extinct species, but researchers have now revealed the extent of the crisis. TASMANIAN MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY It’s well established that unsustainable human activity...
the blinky bill effect: when gum trees are cut down, where do the koalas go?

The Blinky Bill effect: when gum trees are cut down, where do the koalas...

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After gum trees are cut down, the koalas that lived in them must take a hike. Esther Wong, Author provided (No reuse) In the past two decades there has been an unprecedented increase in the area...
cats are not scared off by dingoes. we must find another way to protect native animals

Cats are not scared off by dingoes. We must find another way to protect...

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New research suggests feral cats can probably outsmart dingoes. Wikimedia/AAP Feral cats are wreaking havoc on our native wildlife, eating more than a billion animals across Australia every year. But managing feral cats and...
understanding dog personalities can help prevent attack

Understanding dog personalities can help prevent attack

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Dog attacks are often complicated, with many factors. The news of a fatal dog-bite incident in Melbourne last week has shocked dog lovers around the country. A 61 year old man was dead by...

Would you eat meat grown from cells in a laboratory? Here’s how it works

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There is rationale for thinking about alternatives to meat. Shutterstock For many of us, eating a meal containing meat is a normal part of daily life. But if we dig deeper, some sobering issues emerge. Every...

Not just activists, 9 out of 10 people are concerned about animal welfare in...

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The live export of animals the top welfare concern of people in a recent report. AAP Image/Kelly Barnes Recent protests by animal welfare activists on Australian abattoirs and farms and city streets triggered a backlash from meat-lovers and MPs. The activists...