Australia's dingoes have long been seen as pests. But after centuries of being hunted and poisoned, the wild canine is now struggling to survive. As bushfires devastate wildlife, some say it's time to protect dingoes.
Is the dingo a dangerous feral dog to be killed off or integral part of Australia's unique native ecosystem? The bushfires have left the country's only native canid more vulnerable, with less habitat and fewer prey.
Australia's relations with its biggest trading partner are at their lowest point in decades. Some people Down Under see this as an opportunity to cut their overreliance on China, but they may be too optimistic.
The release marked the first time since their local extinction that the furry marsupials set foot in the wild on the mainland. Conservationists hailed the event as a "historic step to rewild" Australia.
Around a third of the whales are already presumed dead ahead of a mass rescue operation. Australia has seen its share of whale strandings off its beaches.
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