Tagged: protection

Cuddly, Charismatic and … Cursed? - Guest Work

Jean Balchin Apr 18, 2018

Who hasn’t seen Madagascar, the animated comedy depicting four hapless animals – a lion, a zebra, a giraffe and a hippo – stranded in Madagascar? I have eight younger siblings, and was forced to watch it myriad times. I have a perverse hatred for Alex the Lion, and have refused to watch any of the sequels.  It is generally considered … Read More

Protect your privacy during turbulent times: A hacker’s guide to being cyber-safe - Guest Work

Guest Author Feb 13, 2018

Timothy Summers, University of Maryland This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Protecting individual privacy from government intrusion is older than American democracy. In 1604, the attorney general of England, Sir Edward Coke, ruled that a man’s house is his castle. This was the official declaration that a homeowner could … Read More

Publish and don’t perish – how to keep rare species’ data away from poachers - Guest Work

Guest Author Jul 14, 2017

Andrew Lowe, University of Adelaide; Anita Smyth, University of Adelaide; Ben Sparrow, University of Adelaide, and Glenda Wardle, University of Sydney Highly collectable species, especially those that are rare and threatened, can potentially be put at risk from poaching if information describing where they can be found is published. But rather than … Read More

Scientists scope out suitable habitats for New Zealand sea lions - News

Erica Mather Jul 02, 2016

A recent study identifies promising new breeding sites on the Otago Peninsula and the Catlins coast for New Zealand sea lions. Researchers have prioritised the identification and protection of potential breeding habitats for recolonisation along the South Island coast. The subantarctic islands are home to the only three breeding colonies of the New Zealand sea lion (Phocarctos hookeri, … Read More

Protecting New Zealand’s natural treasures - Mātau Taiao

Laura Goodall Feb 27, 2016

Tangata Whenua — People of the Land — is the name that Māori call themselves as indigenous New Zealanders, and likely signifies the deep roots they have to this green and blue place of jagged peaks and valleys.  The land sustains us. It carries paths to the future as well as ties to the past: whatungarongaro te tangata, toitū te … Read More

The best way to protect us from climate change? Save our ecosystems - Guest Work

Guest Author Feb 13, 2016

Tara Martin, CSIRO and James Watson, The University of Queensland When we think about adapting humanity to the challenges of climate change, it’s tempting to reach for technological solutions. We talk about seeding our oceans and clouds with compounds designed to trigger rain or increasing carbon uptake. We talk about building grand structures to … Read More