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They’re the apex predators seriously threatened by poaching and shrinking habitats, yet few animals capture the imagination like the big cats. We put their image on everything from car company logos to footy jerseys – yet the reality of life for these sentient wildlings is so far removed from our everyday understanding that it takes […]

INTERVIEW: Wild African rhinos in the Australian bush? Ray Dearlove’s making it happen

Winston Churchill once said, “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” Ray Dearlove doesn’t just see an opportunity to save the rhino from certain extinction – he’s created one with The Australian Rhino Project. This ambitious plan will establish a breeding herd of white rhinos Down […]

NEWS: OK, so now men are dressing up as monkeys to protect Indian pollies…

40 professional monkey impersonators will now defend the Indian Parliament against marauding macaques. New Delhi’s growing monkey problem has come to a head, with the sneaky simians ambushing people for food, jumping on trains and even roaming the corridors Parliament House to help themselves to bureaucratic paperwork. In an official statement issued by the Ministry of […]

NEWS: Win for Africa’s most important wetland

Unesco has finally declared Botswana’s Okavango Delta a World Heritage Site, protecting Africa’s biggest wetland system for future generations. Applause please, because: The area is an epic wilderness that spans 16,000 km². That’s nearly 7 times the size of the Australian Capital Territory. Big? Yep. Stunning, too. It’s a Faunographer’s happy place – 128 species of mammal […]

NEWS: Scientists to discover hundreds of new Australian species

An Aussie biodiversity project that’s already unearthed 700 new plants and creatures has just been given a big cash boost, extending its operations to 2017. The Australian Government and BHP Billiton have each kicked in $6m to the Bush Blitz scheme, which has been sending scientists on treasure hunts in Australia’s remotest corners since 2010. […]