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Australia's biodiversity strategy a global embarrassment, green groups say - The Guardian

The Guardian
The federal government's latest strategy to protect Australian plants and animals facing extinction has been branded “deeply inadequate” and “a global embarrassment” by environment groups. The Sydney Morning Herald revealed that a new 13-page document ...

Study finds convergent evolution of gene regulation in humans and mice - UC Santa Cruz (press release)

UC Santa Cruz (press release)
Organisms that aren't closely related may evolve similar traits as they adapt to similar challenges. It's called convergent evolution, and familiar examples include the wings of birds, bats, and insects, and echolocation in bats and dolphins. Now ...

Variability of eye coloration in humans and animals - BMC Blogs Network (blog)

BMC Blogs Network (blog)
Dr Juan José Negro. Dr Juan José Negro is currently a researcher at the Spanish National Research Council. His research involves evolutionary ecology and conservation biology. He particularly focusses on studying birds of prey, and is also interested ...

Birds Australia (BA)

Carlton, Victoria - Australia

We are a national organisation working for the conservation and protection of Australia's native birds and their habitats. There are almost as many types of people who are into birds as there are birds themselves. There are scientists who study them, observers who watch them, twitchers who chase after them, conservationists who want to protect them and members of the general public who just like having birds in their lives. What these diverse groups have in common is Birds Australia. Since 1901, Birds Australia (formerly the Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union) has been bringing together people who care about birds. More than just a research organisation, BA is a passionate advocate for the protection of our birds and the habitats on which they depend. As Australia's birds face unprecedented challenges to their survival- habitat destruction, feral predators, climate change- Birds Australia is in there, working with the Australian community to speak out on behalf of our amazing birdlife. Our mission is to halt the loss of our native birds. To do this we must protect what is left of our native vegetation and restore environmental health to our landscapes by repairing what has been degraded and replacing what has been lost. Many people contribute in a variety of ways to help us achieve our objective of conserving Australia's bird life. Little would be achieved without the generous financial contribution of 15,000 Members and Supporters.

Birds Australia

Formerly the Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union. Dedicated to the understanding, conservation, and enjoyment of Australia's wild, native birds.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Birds, Birds, Birds
United States

Protects and enhances the populations and habitat of more than 800 species of birds that spend all or part of their lives in the United States. Includes laws, educational materials, migration management, and recreational information.

World Society for the Protection of Animals Australia (WSPA), Australia and New Zealand

Organization working to raise the standards of animal welfare worldwide.

Amazing World of Birds: Extinction in Birds
United States

Notes on recently extinct birds including the dodos, Hawaiian Drepanididae, Passenger Pigeon, Great Auk, and others.

Australia Now: Australia's Kangaroos

Some facts about kangaroos and their biology, their life and habitat, their management and use, and their harvesting for meat, skins, fur and leather.

Mangroves in Australia
United States

Children's information resource about the flora and fauna of mangrove habitats throughout Australia, and their ecological importance.

Seagrasses in Australia

Downloadable book published by CSIRO documenting the status, knowledge, and required research priorities for seagrass meadows in Australia.

United States

Suppliers of antibodies and serum products for the Australian and international biotechnological research and industrial market.

Australia Zoo
United States

Owned by the family of the late "Crocodile Hunter", Steve Irwin. Features directions, staff, prices, animals and history.


Traces the history of zoos and discussing the role of zoos in Australia today.