Category Archives: threatened species

Australian national park left for almost seven years without management plan says federal auditor’s report

The Australian government’s management of six national parks has been savagely criticised in a scathing report  by the federal auditor-general’s office in Canberra. The Australian National Audit Office report found administrative arrangements had not been updated since 2013 and five … Continue reading

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State plan admits to lack of climate research for heritage listed Jenolan Caves

There is little research on how climate change, floods and bushfires will affect the Jenolan Caves, a vast 40 km system of limestone caves in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney in New South Wales, an Australian state government conservation … Continue reading

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Australia’s insects overlooked in conservation plans says Senate submission by leading scientists

A group of 15 scientists from Australian universities and research agencies have called for a new approach to insect conservation that will put greater emphasis on education and public participation. In a review published in the journal Austral Entomology they  … Continue reading

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Marketing not science is driving BINGO conservation agenda says UK study

A group of British scientists has questioned the influence of corporate-style global environment groups in manipulating public donations, government funding and policy priorities for biodiversity conservation. They claim these big international non-governmental organisations – otherwise known as BINGOs – use … Continue reading

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Auditor critical of “informal” choice of projects for Australian threatened species funding

Australia’s auditor-general has questioned the process used by the Department of Environment to select 51 projects for a federal program aiming to raise more than $50 million for threatened species conservation. An Australian National Audit Office report says that choosing … Continue reading

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New Zealand cuts squid trawl by-catch limit for one of world’s rarest sea lions

The New Zealand government has almost halved the annual by-catch kill limit for sea lions by the commercial squid fishery, cutting the number of permitted accidental deaths from 68 to 38 animals. The change was announced in by the Ardern … Continue reading

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Senate inquiry or federal audit – government must review Threatened Species Commissioner role

Should there be a federal review of the effectiveness and future direction of the role of  the Australian government’s Threatened Species Commissioner ? Yes, but let’s be clear – it’s the role that should be reviewed. No personal attacks, just straight … Continue reading

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