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Young scientists blooming with Tall Poppy Award

Four academics, including Dr Tristan Reekie from the Research School of Chemistry, have been recognised with prestigious ACT Young Tall Poppy Science Awards.

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Dr Anna Olsen in front of graffiti wall

Four academics, including Dr Tristan Reekie from the Research School of Chemistry, have been recognised with prestigious ACT Young Tall Poppy Science Awards.

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News | 17 Aug 2020

Juvenile survival of world’s rarest parrot more than halves

New research shows one of the world's rarest birds, the orange-bellied parrot, remains at severe risk of extinction.

News | 12 Aug 2020

Researchers help endangered birds feather nests to beat deadly parasite

A novel approach to fumigating the nests of the 40-spotted pardalote has proven to be highly effective.

Analysis and opinion | 12 Aug 2020

Scientists devised a cheap, ingenious trick to save this bird from a blood-sucking maggot – and it works brilliantly

Saving endangered species from extinction is a challenging job that requires creative, affordable and effective interventions. In a rare good news story for conservation, we came up with one such method.

Analysis and opinion | 10 Aug 2020

‘It is not easy’: how science and courage saved the stunning Australian Alps

From an effigy hanging from a noose to an angry opponent wielding scissors, those who've sought to protect the precious Australian Alps have always been up against it.

Research story | 7 Aug 2020

These koalas escaped disaster. Now they are getting a second chance.

A group of ANU researchers are helping rehabilitate koalas after the 2020 bushfires.

Quoll being released

News | 23 Jul 2020

New reintroduction tactics boost eastern quoll survival rate

An experimental research project led by researchers from ANU has found a new way to boost the survival rates of eastern quolls reintroduced to the Australian Capital Territory.

Analysis and opinion | 14 Jul 2020

Fire-ravaged Kangaroo Island is teeming with feral cats. It’s bad news for this little marsupial

The wild western end of the island, once a vast mallee woodland peppered with wildflowers and mobs of roaming roos, had been completely erased. An immense dune field covered with sharp blackened sticks now stretched beyond the horizon, to the sea, hollow and quiet.

Analysis and opinion | 10 Jul 2020

Our field cameras melted in the bushfires. When we opened them, the results were startling

After the bushfires, we went looking for endangered corroboree frogs. Normally, they respond to our calls. But at some sites, the ponds were silent.

Analysis and opinion | 10 Jul 2020

Intensive farming is eating up the Australian continent – but there's another way

It's painfully clear nature is buckling under the weight of farming's demands. There's another way – but it involves accepting nature's limits.

Analysis and opinion | 7 Jul 2020

How COVID-19 undermines sustainability

Amid the dire consequences of COVID-19, some consider the pandemic to the best news the environment has received in a long time.