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Top 10: 2017’s most amazing Australian animal science stories

This year, many of Australia’s best animal science stories had a focus on restoring Australia’s biodiversity – the vast web of living organisms that keep our air, soil and water healthy. Biodiversity affects our economic development as well as our health and wellbeing. We offer you ten stories from 2017 that provide hope that sustained efforts can help.

Science & Environment

GALLERY: Lord Howe Island

This World Heritage-listed island is bursting with photographic subjects, ready to be captured. And now the Island has it’s very own photography competition, the Kentia Prize, which calls on all photographers to submit their best photographs of this unique ecosystem, with all proceeds being donated to the Lord Howe Island Central School. In this gallery, photographer Luke Hanson gives a sneak preview. To find out more about the Kentia Prize Competition click here HERE.


From extinct to 13,000 hatchlings

Once classified as extinct, the Lord Howe Island stick insect is now thriving in captive breeding – but more work is needed before they are no longer critically endangered.


Australasia’s record-breaking destinations

From the oldest rainforest to the youngest hot spring, the longest highway to the largest sand island, these unique locations hold the world record in their respective fields and are sure to trigger your wanderlust. We take a look at 7 of these alluring places in an extract from the original book by Samantha Wilson, Ultimate Record Breaking Destinations.