Cod Rush! The Life and Times of the Murray Cod
Hungry gold miners created Victoria’s Murray cod fisheries – and we’re still dealing with the consequences, writes ecologist and academic Paul Humphries in this edited extract from The Life and Times of the Murray Cod.
Victorian frogs need our help; the first step is understanding them
"Ultimately, this book, Frogs of Victoria, is a tool to be used – for learning, and for practical conservation. It is a book of hope."
‘Name the Birds You Meet’: Leach’s Bird Book and birdwatching in Australia
Did you know Australia's first bird guide was published in 1911? Field guides have been an inspiration for nature-lovers in this country ever since.
Oceans of Plastic: Inspiring change-makers with Tracey Gray
In Oceans of Plastic: Understanding and Solving a Pollution Problem, aquatic scientist and educator Tracey Gray empowers us to tackle one of the biggest environmental challenges on our planet.
From Viral Fossils to Whale Parties: Five science stories that we think you’ll love!
Felt like 2021 went by in a blur? Us too! Here is a selection of intriguing research published in our journals that you may have missed last year.
Writing About Nature: Meet Julie Murphy
Former zookeeper and now children's book author, Julie Murphy, is perfectly placed to tell the story of the mountain pygmy-possum and its relationship with bogong moths. Find out what inspires her and how she approaches writing.
Science Illustrated: Q&A with Ben Clifford
Ben Clifford is the artist behind the incredibly realistic illustrations in Tiny Possum and the Migrating Moths, a story about the critically endangered mountain pygmy-possum. Ben told us about the origin of and inspiration for his art.
Extinct: Artistic Impressions of Our Lost Wildlife
Showcasing stunning artwork Extinct: Artistic Impressions of Our Lost Wildlife shares stories of Australian animals that have been lost to extinction. Art to inspire conservation action.
National Threatened Species Day: Stories to share
National Threatened Species Day is a time to reflect on and celebrate our unique native flora and fauna. We believe that encouraging children to learn and care about these species is fundamental to protecting them into the future.
Wilderness Society Environment Award for Children’s Literature: 2021 shortlist announced
Hands up if you are as happy as we are to learn that Hold On! Saving the Spotted Handfish written by Gina Newton and illustrated by Rachel Tribout, is shortlisted for the 2021 Wilderness Society Environment Award for Children’s Literature?