Hundreds of kangaroos pulled from single watering hole as native animals starve in dry conditions

Hundreds of kangaroos pulled from single watering hole as native animals starve in dry conditions

Posted May 19, 2018 06:18:31 Photo: A common wallaroo, also known as a euro kangaroo, at the Arkaroola Wildlife Sanctuary. (Supplied: Arkaroola Wildlife Sanctuary) South Australia’s wildlife is struggling to survive the state’s dry conditions. Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary director Doug Sprigg said he has had to pull 120 euro kangaroos …

Feral cat impact on native animal populations leads to construction of world’s largest fence

Feral cat impact on native animal populations leads to construction of world’s largest fence

Posted May 17, 2018 15:11:27 Photo: A fence has been built in order to protect the endangered species of central Australia where mammal extinction is said to be the worst worldwide. (Landline: Kristy O’Brien) In the red centre of Australia there’s a silent and extremely effective killer lurking… feral cats. …

Lucrative, easy and on the rise: Animal smuggler warns of growing black market in native animals

Lucrative, easy and on the rise: Animal smuggler warns of growing black market in native animals

Updated May 15, 2018 15:20:04 Photo: Lizards seized by Border Force in a smuggling operation. (Supplied: Rick Dawson) A prolific animal smuggler, convicted of poaching animals for the black market, says Australians would be horrified if they knew how many animals are dying while being smuggled to cashed-up collectors in …

Will the carp herpesvirus help or hinder Australian water’s native species?

Will the carp herpesvirus help or hinder Australian water’s native species?

Posted May 04, 2018 17:33:52 Photo: Carp are a freshwater fish native to Asia. Now the most abundant large fresh water fish in some areas — Australia considers them a pest. (LANDLINE: Kerry Staight) Related Story: Carp herpes project could lead to potentially deadly ‘blackwater’ problem Research to be presented …

Bush block, private, 460 Gherang Rd, Gherang, Trust for Nature covenant allows for clearing, 3.5ha of native species, future house site, weekender

Bush block, private, 460 Gherang Rd, Gherang, Trust for Nature covenant allows for clearing, 3.5ha of native species, future house site, weekender

IF you’ve ever longed for a home among the gum trees, a new rare offering to hit the market Gherang could be the perfect spot. The 3.5ha bush block at 460 Gherang Rd provides an ideal, private haven and future house site for those with an affinity for nature. The …

Native title stoush intensifies as rival clan storms meeting in Katherine

Native title stoush intensifies as rival clan storms meeting in Katherine

Updated March 27, 2018 19:14:29 Photo: Members of the Jawoyn clan forced their way into the meeting on Tuesday. (ABC News: Daniel Fitzgerald) Related Story: Two Aboriginal clans in native title tug-of-war over NT town of Katherine Dozens of people have stormed a native title meeting in Katherine, as a …

Native grass outbreak ‘out of control’ as residents battle tumbleweeds in homes and on roads

Native grass outbreak ‘out of control’ as residents battle tumbleweeds in homes and on roads

Posted March 22, 2018 13:45:59 Photo: A home in north-east Victoria has been inundated by tumbleweed. (Supplied: Leanne Gloury) External Link: Video: Clearing up the hairy panic tumbleweed Related Story: Giant ‘panic grass’ invades Wangaratta Tumbleweed is so out of control in a north-east Victorian town that a resident has …

Kaurna people granted native title rights in Adelaide 18 years after claim

Kaurna people granted native title rights in Adelaide 18 years after claim

Posted March 21, 2018 16:05:43 Photo: The native title claim over the land was first lodged in October 2000. (ABC News: Alina Eacott) The Kaurna people have been officially recognised as the traditional land owners for most of the Adelaide area at an emotional Federal Court hearing nearly two decades …