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dig this: a tiny echidna moves 8 trailer-loads of soil a year, helping tackle climate change

Dig this: a tiny echidna moves 8 trailer-loads of soil a year, helping tackle...

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 Picture: Shuttleecock After 200 years of European farming practices, Australian soils are in bad shape – depleted of nutrients and organic matter, including carbon. This is bad news for both soil health and efforts to address global...
why do we love koalas so much? because they look like human babies

Why do we love koalas so much? Because they look like human babies

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 Picture: Shuttlestock The koala is a much-loved species and lucrative tourism drawcard. Yet, for all its popularity, koalas are forecast to be extinct in NSW within 30 years. Understanding the koala-human relationship might go some way to saving...
australia must control its killer cat problem. a major new report explains how, but doesn’t go far enough

Australia must control its killer cat problem. A major new report explains how, but...

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 Image: Shuttlestock Australia is teeming with cats. While cats make great pets, and can bring owners emotional, psychological and health benefits, the animals are a scourge on native wildlife. Cats kill a staggering 1.7 billion native animals each year,...
to fix australia’s environment laws, wildlife experts call for these 4 changes — all are crucial

To fix Australia’s environment laws, wildlife experts call for these 4 changes — all...

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 Picture: Shuttlestock The independent review of Australia’s main environment law, released last week, provided a sobering but accurate appraisal of a dire situation. The review was led by Professor Graeme Samuel and involved consultation with scientists, legal experts,...
how to help dogs and cats manage separation anxiety when their humans return to work

How to help dogs and cats manage separation anxiety when their humans return to...

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 Pets can develop separation anxiety when their people are suddenly gone When one of my co-workers found out about a tiny, orphaned kitten that needed a home a few months ago, he didn’t hesitate to...
protect your dog from this new deadly disease outbreak. we still don’t know how it got here

Protect your dog from this new deadly disease outbreak. We still don’t know how...

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 Picture: Shuttlestock While we continue to be occupied with the COVID pandemic, another life-threatening disease has emerged in northern Australia, one that’s cause for considerable alarm for the millions of dog owners around the country. This...
10 million animals are hit on our roads each year. here’s how you can help them (and steer clear of them) these holidays

10 million animals are hit on our roads each year. Here’s how you can...

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 This is Noojee, a joey koala who was rehabilitated in Healesville Sanctuary after being hit by a car. Healesville Sanctuary, Author provided Last month I came across a heartbreaking sight: a group of people standing around...
shutterstock drones, detection dogs, poo spotting: what’s the best way to conduct australia’s great koala count?

Shutterstock Drones, detection dogs, poo spotting: what’s the best way to conduct Australia’s Great...

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Picture: Shuttlestock Federal environment minister Sussan Ley this week announced A$2 million for a national audit of Australia’s koalas, as part of an A$18 million package to protect the vulnerable species. The funding might seem like a...
research shows whipping horses doesn’t make them run faster, straighter or safer — let’s cut it out

Research shows whipping horses doesn’t make them run faster, straighter or safer — let’s...

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Picture:AAP The Melbourne Cup is upon us. This year will be different due to COVID-19 — but one thing we don’t expect to change is concern about horses’ welfare, which seems to resurface each year. Just...
cats carry diseases that can be deadly to humans, and it’s costing australia $6 billion every year

Cats carry diseases that can be deadly to humans, and it’s costing Australia $6...

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Picture: Rotiv Artic/Unsplash Toxoplasmosis, cat roundworm and cat scratch disease are caused by pathogens that depend on cats — pets or feral — for part of their life cycle. But these diseases can be...