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THE AFRICAN WILD DOG: GOOD NEWS!

The Population Is Up For This Colorful Endangered Dog Of The African Plains The African wild dog is the most colorful member of the canid family in more ways than one. Lycaon pictus is al...








Future Shark: Living in an Ocean on the Brink

Last week Discovery Channel successfully botched yet another Shark Week. Big surprise there. Don’t get me wrong, there were some (and by some I mean few) shows I did enjoy, but seriously ...


Amusing Monday: Dolphin becomes friend with dog

I have been intrigued by some unusual animal friendships, which I’ve reported here in Water Ways: a baby hippo and a 130-year-old tortoise, a cat and a crow, an orangutan and a hound, an ...



Are Wildlife Declines Fueling Slavery and Armed Conflict?

A new study reveals the impacts of species loss may reach further than we thought.





A Narrative of Coral-Dwelling Barnacles With the Aid of Internet Memes

Not everything on a coral is actually a coral.  Embedded into the hard coral’s surfaces are nearly 100 species of specialized barnacles—the Pyrgomatidae. New work by Maia Celia, Defrance ...


Ten Steps to Socially Responsible Investing

You want to meet your financial goals, but want to do so without harming others, and in a manner that promotes the public good. This is a loose definition of socially responsible investin...



World Heritage Species

What if the most phylogenetically unique species were given a special, United Nations-recognised status, regardless of how threatened they are?



Join the dots with Australia’s best ecology blogs

When you gaze to the heavens, do you see a flying fish, a winged horse, a sea monster, water carrier, or perhaps a heavenly air pump? Or, like me, do you see a beautiful scatter of unconn...



Newly Discovered Whale Shark Population Brings Tourism Potential to Indonesian Communities

The more we know about the animals' behavior, the better we can help communities value and protect them.