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Stars of the Deep

We’re pleased to bring you an update to the story we ran on Dr Brad Norman, who’s identifying whale sharks by mapping their spots with adapted technology from NASA. Front featured image: Sebastian Pena Lambarri

Eye to Eye with Wildlife

A new book exploring the success of conservation efforts across the globe aims to empower people to make a difference rather than be paralysed by environmental ‘hopelessness’. The Science of Hope – Eye to Eye with our World’s Wildlife catalogues fifteen of what author Dr Wiebke Finkler calls ‘charismatic species’ from around the globe with …

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National Dog Day

Calling all four-legged mutts; we want to celebrate you and the amazing contribution you make to our lives! It’s National Dog Day on 26 August and dog-damn it, it’s time to say thanks! Dogs deserve it for many reasons. They make wonderful companion animals, offering their humans unconditional love and many benefits to their physical …

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NSW bans greyhound racing

Overwhelming evidence of systemic animal cruelty, including mass greyhound killings and live baiting has prompted the New South Wales government to become the first Australian state to shut down greyhound racing from July 2017. Premier Mike Baird and Deputy Premier and Minister for Racing Troy Grant announced that the New South Wales Government is acting …

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ACT sets welfare precendent

The ACT has taken a significant step forward in the animal protection movement with the passing of the Animal Welfare (Factory Farming) Amendment Bill this week. Demonstrating leadership in farm animal welfare, the ACT Government has effectively banned the use of some of farming’s cruellest practices – the use of battery cages, sow stalls, debeaking …

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