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Latest news: Extinction

ANU: Island-dwelling birds face higher risk of extinction

Australia has more than 750 native bird species. But many of them face an uncertain future, ANU scientists say.

Koalas at risk of extinction, experts warn

One of Australia's most iconic native animals is at risk of being functionally extinct and urgent government action is needed, wildlife experts claim.

Remembering Benjamin this National Threatened Species Day

Today, 7 September, is National Threatened Species Day, marking the anniversary of the death of Australia's last known Thylacine, Benjamin, in 1936.

Human nest raiders blamed for thunderbird demise

Scorch marks on prehistoric shell fragments discovered in sandhills east of Adelaide several years ago quickly sparked theories of Australia's first inhabitants cooking and eating the eggs of a long-extinct bird.