Earlier this year, Australia voted on whether gay marriage should be legalised. Crowds waited in anticipation of the result across the country, including hundreds in the streets of Melbourne who coloured the sky with rainbow coloured smoke when the result was announced as ‘yes’.
For the first time in 45 years, the snow leopard is no longer considered as an ‘endangered species’; their status has been improved from “endangered” to “vulnerable”. The decision was announced by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) – the global standard for assessing extinction risk.
Scientists in Australia have recently announced the success of a project breeding baby coral on the Great Barrier Reef, in a move that could have worldwide significance, potentially restoring damaged ecosystems around the world.