Extinction (Biology)

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Report

Double standard

In December 2021, the Queensland Government’s Statewide Land and Tree Study (SLATS) released the most recent detections of forest and woodland destruction for 2018-19 using a new and more accurate methodology. This report analyses the 2018-19 SLATS data to quantify destruction of forested habitats for...
Report

Averting extinctions: the case for strengthening Australia’s threat abatement system

This report by five national conservation groups warns that Australia faces an avalanche of imminent extinctions requiring policy and regulatory responses and restoration programs which strengthen the threat abatement system.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Gina Rinehart says polar bear numbers have increased.

In a video made by Gina Rinehart to mark the 125th anniversary of her Perth alma mater, the mining magnate claimed polar bear numbers have increased. Verdict: Mrs Rinehart's claim doesn't check out.
Policy report

Devolving extinction?

The Australian government is poised to hand over their national environmental approval responsibilities to states and territories. This report outlines a damning audit of core standards in state and territory legislation and associated case studies, highlighting the need for comprehensive reform at all levels, and...
Report

Funding models for threatened species management

This audit assessed the effectiveness of the Department of the Environment and Energy’s design of the Threatened Species Prospectus.
Commentary

The possum or the timber industry

Victoria's state emblem, the Leadbeater's possum, is one of the most critically endangered animals in Australia. Fire and logging have decimated its habitat, causing Leadbeater's numbers to plummet. A fierce and secretive political debate is now raging over whether the possum and the industry can...