The New Holland mouse hasn’t been seen in the Otway ranges, its native habitat, since 2003 and scientists are now worried for their future.
Australia’s ‘native’ dog, the dingo, is loved or loathed, depending on what side of the fence you’re on. To Indigenous people they are a revered totem; to graziers they are public enemy number one, while some scientists see them as an environmental saviour. Dingoes often find themselves in no-man’s land. Read more in Amanda Burdon’s feature on the place of the dingo in Australia – and see more of Jason Edward’s stunning shots – in AG#136.
Termite damage costs Australian homes at least a billion dollars each year – but they are absolutely vital for ecosystems.
ANZANG Photographer of the Year finalist, Angela Robertson-Buchanan is showcasing her exhibition ‘Feathered Heads,’ as part of National Bird Week at X88 Gallery in Chippendale, open from 17-25 October, 2014. Feathered Heads features close-up portraits of a range of different native Australian birds and 20 per cent of sales raised will be donated back to Birdlife Australia to help with conservation efforts.
Private reserves now protect many native species and are helping to increase population sizes and extend ranges.