Ecologist David Bowman of the University of Tasmania in Hobart, Australia, argues that large herbivores including elephants should be introduced to Australia to bring balance to a country ravaged by uncontrolled wildfires and non-native animals that have gone feral. Fellow ecologists including George Wilson of Australian National University in Canberra and Peter O'Brien of the University of Canberra say Bowman's proposal is preposterous, given the disastrous consequences of past animal introductions in Australia. I think we should let elephants loose in Australia - environment - 01 February 2012
Thought to be extinct, the Miller's grizzled langur has been rediscovered in eastern Borneo. Photograph: Eric Fell/AP 'Extinct' monkey rediscovered in Indonesia jungle | Environment
1,500 animal species practice homosexuality From the middle of October until next summer the Norwegian Natural History Museum of the University of Oslo will host the first exhibition that focuses on homosexuality in the animal kingdom. "One fundamental premise in social debates has been that homosexuality is unnatural. This premise is wrong. Homosexuality is both common and highly essential in the lives of a number of species," explains Petter Boeckman, who is the academic advisor for the "Against Nature's Order?" exhibition.