Tag Archives: Australia

PODCAST: Aussie Ark’s Tim Faulkner on saving the Tasmanian Devil

In this episode of the Wild Lives podcast, acclaimed Australian conservation Tim Faulkner reveals how he’s saving the Tasmanian Devil from extinction.

PODCAST: Dr Graham on life with the cassowary – aka Australia’s dinosaur bird

Found in the tropical north, cassowaries are Australia’s OG dinosaur birds. But do they deserve their fearsome reputation? Dr Graham Lauridsen shares his real-life encounters.

PODCAST: Great Barrier Reef’s dwarf minke whales with Suzanne Hillcoat

Marine biologist Suzanne Hillcoat shares her wild encounters with dwarf minke whales on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

PODCAST: Whales of Sydney with naturalist Annie Skarratt and photographer Jonas Liebschner

Naturalist Annie Skarratt and photographer Jonas Liebschner share everything you need to know about Sydney’s humpback whale migration

PODCAST: With Hervey Bay ‘Whale Whisperer’ Vicki Neville

In this podcast, humpback expert Vicki Neville shares her favourite moments with Hervey Bay’s legendary whales

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: Australia’s first cat café opens in Melbourne 

Fancy a few petite paws with your coffee? A new café on Melbourne’s Queen Street is home to 11 cats you can play with while you eat/drink/get your merry on. The cats vary in age and live permanently at the café after being rescued from a local shelter, upping the warm-and-fuzzy factor. Cat cafes have […]

NEWS: Exactly where your cat goes when it disappears

  Take part in the Cat Tracker project and you’ll find out precisely where your feline goes on its adventures – and who it hangs out with – all in the name of serious research, natch. In a project developed by the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, animal research organisation Your Wild Life and online […]

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. […]