Glossy black-cockatoos face a tough future. Listed as vulnerable in NSW, the species has specialist dietary and nesting needs, eating only the cones of a few species of she-oak and nesting exclusively in the hollows of old-growth gums. Habitat loss has reduced both resources.
Every surviving population of long-nosed bandicoot is worth celebrating. But the tiny community at North Head, in Sydney Harbour National Park, is particularly special. The species has suffered huge losses in the region and is already extinct from places where it was once abundant. Attacks by foxes and domestic dogs and cats, and being hit… View Article
One of our most stunning birds urgently needs your help. The regent honeyeater was once plentiful along Australia’s east coast from Brisbane to Adelaide. Now critically endangered, it’s disappeared from SA, is rarely spotted in Queensland and is clinging to survival in small areas of remnant woodland in NSW and Victoria. The main reason for… View Article
The grassland earless dragon – one of Australia’s most stunning lizards – was once widespread in south-eastern Australia. Now just 1 per cent of its original population survives. Some occur in the ACT, and individuals have been found at locations near Cooma, NSW. But it hasn’t been seen in Victoria since 1969. Vast areas have… View Article