It takes a village: saving the South-eastern Red-tailed Black-cockatoo is a community ambition

In Victoria’s far south-west, the Red-tailed Black-cockatoo survives in a fragmented landscape of stringybark forests within a matrix of agricultural lands. The birds here are a distinct subspecies of Red-tailed

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Battling inertia: the role of social science in sustainability

It’s a question many of us have asked ourselves: why, in the face of prolific and proliferating environmental issues, do our societies continue to do so little to avoid these

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Australian magpies: the playful protectors

Beautiful, vicious, cheeky, scary, intelligent, psychopathic. These are some of the words people have used to describe the Australian Magpie since it was voted the 2017 Australian Bird Of The

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A little life lesson and a plea for perspective

When I walk through the forest, along a beach, or even if I simply sit on the grass in the backyard, there’s something I frequently consider that I’m guessing many

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Seeing the wood for the trees: the value of interdisciplinary work for conservation

Many of us working in environmental conservation have come from the natural sciences, whether it be from ecology, botany or another related discipline. And as natural scientists, we love asking

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Life on the line

Think of 450 million years as a 24-hour clock. Before you finish this article, 166 seconds, or just under 3 minutes,  of those 24 hours has passed. That’s how long

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A letter to the postgraduate

Dearest friend and colleague, Congratulations on embarking on what will truly be one of the most challenging yet rewarding experiences of your life. But before you start, allow me to

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