Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Australia's wildlife in peril

As the Great Barrier Reef is beginning to suffer catastrophic bleaching from the current El Niño warming, Australia's unique biodiversity on land is also under threat from deforestation and habitat loss. I've rounded up a few of the issues currently being fought over especially in Queensland in my latest feature which is out now:

Fate of Australia's wildlife in the balance

Current Biology Volume 26, Issue 7, 4 April 2016, Pages R257–R259
doi:10.1016/j.cub.2016.03.035

Summary and restricted access to full text and PDF download
(will become open access one year after publication)

The iconic koala is one of many species losing large areas of habitat as deforestation accelerates in the state of Queensland. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons.)

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