Articles Written by Catriona New

Study finds lead from ammunition threatens ‘scavenging raptors’

Sustainable Leaders | Oceania, January 26th, 2024

Renowned for being one of the most toxic heavy metals, lead exposure can have a detrimental impact on wildlife and is contributing to the collapse of raptor populations around the world. The use of lead-based ammunition, in particular, is currently impacting one of Australia’s top avian predators.

Marine Protected Areas could act as a buffer against the growing threat of marine heatwaves

Environment | Oceans, October 7th, 2023

There is increasing pressure on the search for effective mitigation strategies that may help reduce the impact that climate-induced stressors, such as marine heatwaves, have on marine ecosystems. A recent study shines a light on how Marine Protected Areas may provide a safety net for marine life in the wake of the climate crisis.