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Top scientists call on Australian Government to allocate federal funding towards nature protection and management

More than two dozen of Australia’s eminent ecology, conservation and biodiversity academics have called on the Australian Government to commit significant federal funding towards nature.
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Indigenous-led Jaragun Ecoservices receive $2 million to help restore Russell Mulgrave Basin

5 July 2024
Jaragun EcoServices will be working in the Russell Mulgrave Basin to recover three culturally and ecologically important species that can improve carbon sequestration, sediment and nutrient filtration and other ecosystem services.
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Federal funding to hit the ground in coastal habitats of the Great Barrier Reef

30 June 2024
The Australian Government has allocated $28.5 million across 18 on-ground projects to restore and rehabilitate coastal habitats on the Great Barrier Reef. The projects represent a wise investment from the government, but funding should be scaled up.
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National Reconciliation Week

30 May 2024
Now more than ever, we need to make sure that Indigenous Australians have a meaningful seat at the table when it comes to looking after Country and that their voices are heard.
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Just intent and for only 25 years should not qualify as long-term conservation

29 May 2024
We urge the Australian Government to adopt a requirement of locked-in conservation for 99 years, where permanent is not possible, for areas counted to our international 30x30 conservation commitment.
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Insights from our budget washup webinar

29 May 2024
Missed our budget washup webinar? You can catch up with the recording and access resources and other insights into the budget in this article.
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Two-thirds of Australians think pet owners should be required to keep cats contained

23 May 2024
New research has found that two in three Australians would support policies that require cat owners to keep their cat contained to their property.
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Trees please me, but we also need biodiversity in our cities.

22 May 2024
Increasing the amount of nature in our cities can provide many benefits as long as it's done with biodiversity in mind.
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From bird baths to rocks, seven things people put in their gardens to help wildlife, and how well they work

23 April 2024
What animals are using your backyard? And what backyard features entice wildlife to visit? A new study has the answers.
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Water-theft is a major issue for the environment in the Murray-Darlin Basin; inconsistent laws are a big part of the problem

22 April 2024
Water is being stolen in the Murray-Darling Basin and it is the environment and taxpayers who fund much-needed environmental flows who bear the cost.
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What’s happening with the Great Barrier Reef bleaching? An update from experts and how to help

26 March 2024
The average ocean water temperature this year has been consistently one of the hottest on record in Australia and globally. The marine heat wave is currently causing extensive coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef.
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Acknowledgements

The Biodiversity Council acknowledges the First Peoples of the lands and waters of Australia, and pays respect to their Elders, past, present and future and expresses gratitude for long and ongoing custodianship of Country.

The Biodiversity Council is an independent expert group founded by 11 Australian universities to promote evidence-based solutions to Australia’s biodiversity crisis. It is hosted by The University of Melbourne. It receives funding from 11 university partners and The Ian Potter Foundation, The Ross Trust, Trawalla Foundation, The Rendere Trust, Isaacson Davis Foundation, Coniston Charitable Trust and Angela Whitbread.

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