Gorillas in Our Midst: The changing face of conservation

A close encounter with the gorilla matriarch at Melbourne Zoo inspired Elizabeth Finkel to tell her story and that of the zoo that transformed itself around her into a conservation organisation. Being such a close relative of humans, Gorillas hold … Continued

The Battle for Ningaloo’s Nursery

Exmouth Gulf is unprotected and in the sights of oil and gas developers. The gulf is home to a globally-unique ecosystem and acts as a nursery for many fish species. But, as Michelle Wheeler investigates, a proposed pipe-line bundling facility … Continued

Naracoorte Caves: A rolls-royce record of biodiversity

The geological records below ground in Naracoorte, South Australia are relatively young, dating 500,000 years to less than 1000. But researchers hope these records can inform conservation efforts about extinctions, adaptations, climate change and human impact. These fossils from the … Continued

Good Krill Hunting

Antarctica’s most iconic animals depend on the tiny, prolific and surprisingly charismatic krill. Andrew Bain reports on the research into this seemingly invincible crustacean and its now uncertain future. Take a deep dive into the importance of Antarctic krill in … Continued

Venus keeps teasing us about life

Phosphine gas has been detected in the atmosphere of Venus. This fascinating article is well suited to year 4-12 students who are studying any science and are interested in the needs for life and the search for life in the … Continued

My talk with Jane Goodall: vegetarianism, animal welfare and the power of children’s advocacy

Dame Jane Goodall and Professor of Animal Welfare, Clive Phillips, discuss unique human characteristics, societies' moral obligations to animals, and conservation of the planet. This resource is best suited to Biology and Earth Science students in years 4, 6, 7, … Continued