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Latest news: Feral

Brumbies numbers to shrink in Snowy Mountains

The NSW government has committed to a plan to shrink the brumby population in Kosciuszko National Park to 3000 from more than 14,000.

City Hill: Canberra’s ‘bellybutton of shame’

While City Hill might look like a verdant grassy knoll dotted with pines, on closer inspection it's overrun with rabbits, pockmarked by warrens and sorely neglected.

Cane toad found at nursery, threat eliminated

He was a long way from home, but the ACT Government’s biosecurity team identified and secured a male cane toad at ACT Government’s Yarralumla Wholesale Nursery last Friday, 12 March.

Glovebox guide to assist in control of feral cat populations

New data has revealed that every day, feral cats take on average 3.1 million mammals, 1.1 million birds and 1.8 million reptiles around Australia. To help agricultural and environmental land managers address the...

National Parks recovering one year after Orroral Valley fire

A year after the Orroral Valley fire devastated ACT's national parks, emergency service personnel look back on the disaster.

Some flourish, others falter: La Niña in the ACT landscape

Despite above average rainfall throughout autumn and winter 2020, the severity of seven years of drought followed by catastrophic fires left scars on land and living creatures that will be permanent or slow to fade.

More of Namadgi National Park reopened to public

Parts of Namadgi National Park are now welcoming visitors once again, following the devastating Orroral Valley bushfires which burnt more than 80% of the area.

Sanctuary fundraising for future-proofing

Providing farmed animals refuge from abuse, neglect and abandonment, not-for-profit Little Oak Sanctuary is aiming to future-proof their sanctuary for “whatever Australia’s challenging climate throws our way”. Located between Bungendore and Braidwood, Little...

Drones tracking brumby damage

A UNSW Canberra researcher is using drones to track the erosion caused by brumbies in the Kosciuszko region. Senior lecturer Dr David Paull’s research is producing 3D models of creek banks in the...