Archive | August, 2011
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Koalas in the news

Concerns grow over plans for Kinross Road project July 21, 2011 “Given the irrefutable impacts and undesirable precedents that bridging the Wellington Ponds would create, decreasing the development yield so as to negate the need for a bridge and connection to Wellington Street is the best option.” Cr Henry also expressed concern about the koala…read more

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Koalas In Advertising : Specsavers

Specsavers is running “Koala”, a television commercial promoting the brand’s deals on contact lenses. A woman reading a newspaper in a park is surprised by the appearance of a curious koala (created entirely in CGI). They struggle briefly over the newspaper before the koala gets to reads the Specsavers’ ad in the paper. Why are…read more

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Become a Koala Campaigner

Koala Campaigners is an initative run by the Australian Koala Foundation to raise awareness surrounding the plight of koalas and the environment. WHY? Habitat loss around the world means we are losing biodiversity every day. Koalas are a flagship species for this disaster. Sharing their habitat with over 400 threatened plant and animal species, they…read more

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Genome banks and connectivity

As mentioned in a previous post, Dr Steve Johnston of University of Queensland has been developing the concept of a genome bank for koalas as a part of new strategy for koala conservation. This is a simple but elegant idea whereby genetics in the form of live animals or frozen sperm can be managed for…read more

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WIRES Koala Televison Commercial

Here’s a great commercial for WIRESwildlife rescue illustrating the dire situation we have imposed on koalas in the wild.

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Koalas in Advertising : Getafe

The Getafe Football Club is in a funk. The club competes in La Liga, the top soccer division in Spain and one of the best leagues in the world. But in a league dominated by Barcelona and Real Madrid, Getafe has struggled in recent years. The team, which plays in the southern part of metropolitan…read more

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Camp for koalas

One of Australia’s biggest draw cards when it comes to luring tourists to our shores is a chance to see the wildlife. Cuddling a Koala sits squarely at the top of almost every visitors ‘To-Do’ lists. Wildlife Tourism recently highlighted an initiative by the Mt Barney Lodge to donate all camping proceeds from the first half of…read more

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Queensland Koalas

The Queensland koala population is an important population for all of Australia because it is natural – it is one of the only populations left in Australia where koalas are existing naturally in their natural physical environment. In other words, Queensland koalas have not been manipulated, introduced, or reintroduced. As we have discussed in previous…read more

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Pia’s drawing of a koala in the koala valley

Here’s a drawing submitted by 4 year old Pia Mucci of “a koala who lives in the koala valley green bush , however the trees have gone because of people and now a volcano has erupted to tell the people they cant do that…. the koala survives the volcano because he had to move into…read more

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Koalas in the news

Baby joy eases sanctuary sadness July 14, 2011 NEW life has sprung forth from the ashes of a devastating fire at Jirrahlinga Koala and Wildlife Sanctuary in Barwon Heads. Staff at the sanctuary in Taits Rd were thrilled to discover Sharnie, one of the six koalas rescued from Tuesday’s early morning blaze, is carrying a…read more

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Koalas in Captivity

Koalas in captivity, or koalas in zoos, can play a big role in the protection of koalas in the wild and koala habitat. Zoos are not only about educating people about the koala’s situation and creating awareness about koalas and their habitats, but are also about being centres for research. Local zoos like Dreamworld’s Koala…read more

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