We must rip up our environmental laws to address the extinction crisis

Humans are causing the Earth’s sixth mass extinction event, with an estimated one million species at risk of extinction. Addressing this crisis requires transformative change, including more effective environmental law and implementation. Improved legislation is one of five main levers for realising change identified in the recent United Nation’s global biodiversity report and the key…

A report claims koalas are ‘functionally extinct’ – but what does that mean?

Today the Australian Koala Foundation announced they believe “there are no more than 80,000 koalas in Australia”, making the species “functionally extinct”. While this number is dramatically lower than the most recent academic estimates, there’s no doubt koala numbers in many places are in steep decline. It’s hard to say exactly how many koalas are…