Balancing global food demands and biodiversity
New research shows we can feed the world and bend the curve on biodiversity loss, looking after animals and plants into the future.
New Guinea: most botanically-diverse island in the world
Scientists have researched and described the plants of New Guinea and have recognised it as the most botanically-diverse island in the world.
Deadpool fly and other Marvellous new species named
We’ve marvelled at and named 165 new species in the past year. They include a fly named after Marvel character Deadpool.
Discover new Australian species at home with Bush Blitz
Bush Blitz is Australia’s largest species discovery program where scientists go on expeditions. But they're taking it online this year. And you can help.
Tracking buffaloes and cattle by satellite
We're partnering with Traditional Owners in Northern Australia to new ways to protect their land and culture using satellites, while creating economic opportunities.
Trees a crowd: identifying eucalypt species
Eucalypts are an Australian icon. Here on our beautiful wide brown land Australia, there are almost 1000 native eucalypt species.
Putting biodiversity conservation on the map
Up to half a million species across the world are facing extinction. But how do we prioritise biodiversity conservation efforts? Our new map helps.
Ashmore Reef: An island refuge of underwater wonders
Welcome to the Ashmore Reef Marine Park. This remote sanctuary is brimming with life, above and below the water. Each year around 100,000 seabirds breed here!
Australian flowers and their celebrity lookalikes
Australia is home to lots of diverse species of flowers. And we found some of them had uncanny celebrity lookalikes!
Frank facts on plant sex diversity
Did you know flowers can be female, male, or have variations of both sexes in one flower? Frank Zich provides insights into plant sex diversity and taxonomic research at the Australian Tropical Herbarium.
Yes, more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere helps plants grow, but it’s no excuse to downplay climate change
Forests are remarkable at drawing carbon from the atmosphere, and they're getting better at it. New research highlights how important it is to protect forests so they can help us fight climate change.