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...

The extinction crisis in Australia's cities and towns

This report details the little-known prevalence of nationally listed threatened plants and animals in 99 of Australia’s biggest cities and towns. It also documents how much forest and woodland habitat for these same threatened species has been destroyed between 2000 and 2017 under Australia’s failing...
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Have more than a billion animals perished nationwide this bushfire season? Here are the facts

An ecology expert from the University of Sydney says the fires burning across Australia have killed more than 800 million mammals, birds and reptiles, and claims that the total is probably "over a billion".
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Are feral cats killing over 20 billion native animals a year?

Environment Minister Greg Hunt claims up to 20 million feral cats are each killing four native Australian animals a night, destroying over 20 billion animals a year.

Koala conservation status in New South Wales

This report quantifies the impacts of recent fire events on koalas in the context of broader population trends across New South Wales over the past three generations of koalas.

National plan of action - seabirds 2020: reducing the incidental catch of seabirds in fisheries

This report outlines the New Zealand Government’s ongoing plan to reduce the bycatch of seabirds in fisheries.
Journal article

The more-than-human city

This paper shows how many natural forces, species, technologies and materialities became entangled in the social, cultural and political life of contemporary cities.
Conference paper

Untaming aesthetics: cross-species design considerations for the built environment

A preoccupation with the aesthetic ideal of beauty has marked an anthropocentric notion of civilisation and a human centred approach to the way we design our urban environments. By untaming aesthetics this study explores a broader definition of aesthetics beyond the human to connect species...

The koala – saving our national icon

This report examines the committee's inquiry into the status, health and sustainability of one of Australia's most loved and iconic native animals – the koala. The committee was surprised by the complexity of this multifaceted issue. Many features and factors influence Australia's koala population. For...
Policy report

Living with fruit bats: inquiry into flying-fox management in the eastern states

Flying-foxes are a keystone species within Australia’s mammal populations and the ecosystems that they affect. They are an integral part of the ecosystem and are important dispersers of pollen and seeds of a wide range of Australian native plants across the eastern seaboard. Two species...