‘Sit! sit!’ How one Australian dealt with a 4m crocodile called ‘Bonecruncher’

For most people, the sight of an approaching crocodile, mouth wide open, would provide the fright of a life. And their fear would be rightly placed, as encounters between man and saltwater crocs typically have deathly ends for the former. Not for Matt Wright, the so-called “outback wrangler”. “Stay, sit, sit!” Wright instructed the croc […]

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Undraining the swamp: how rewilders have reclaimed golf courses and waterways

“In wildness,” declared Henry David Thoreau, “is the preservation of the world.” But what does wildness mean in the Anthropocene, an era in which, by definition, humanity’s influence reshapes the entire planet? In the Melbourne suburb of Elwood, the lawns of the old Elsternwick golf course no longer look quite so manicured, as the council […]

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