Archive | March, 2012
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Tense stand-off over koala colony

Tense stand-off over koala colony AAP March 30, 2010 4:38PM PROTESTERS say they have forced a temporary halt to woodchip logging near the last known koala colony on the NSW south coast near Bega. State Forests NSW started logging in the Mumbulla and Murrah state forests yesterday. About 40 local people and conservationists were engaged…read more

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Park a win for Campbelltown’s koalas

Park a win for Campbelltown’s koalas 28 Mar, 2012 01:00 AM SUNDAY’S announcement of a Dharawal National Park was also a major win for Campbelltown’s koala population which uses O’Hare’s Creek gorge in the park as a shelter from bushfires. University of Western Sydney koala expert Robert Close said the announcement gave local koala colonies…read more

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Tweed and Byron councils want federal funding for koala trees

Let’s hope this money goes where it’s most needed! Councils want $2.2m for koalas Troy Kippen | 28th March 2012 5:00 AM Tweed and Byron councils want more than $2 million to plant trees for koalas in the area. THE Tweed Shire Council wanted the Federal Government’s help to plant koala trees across the shire.…read more

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Peter Timms – Saving koalas with vaccine

Saving koalas – Peter Timms A vaccine developed by Queensland scientists could bring koalas back from the brink, explains Peter Timms. Peter Timms, Queensland University of Technology (Source: QUT/Queensland University of Technology) Koalas are disappearing fast from some parts of Australia. In south east Queensland along the so-called Koala Coast, south of Brisbane, koala numbers…read more

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Developer fined for clearing koala habitat

The $127,500 fine may be the biggest issued, but is it deterrent to wealthy developers with fat wallets and deep pockets? Perhaps the government needs to hand out a lasting punishments with development applications revoked, and future developments coming under heavy scrutiny? Developer fined for clearing koala habitat March 23, 2012 A property developer has…read more

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Koala bound for tasmanian zoo quarantined

The Tasmanian Government’s focus on biodiversity has been highlighted in recent quarantine actions published in an official press release. Including a significant quarantine action on materials imported with a koala headed for a Tasmanian zoo, in order to prevent the potential introduction of the Myrtle Rust disease on gum leaves, shoots and stems present in the…read more

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Decoding koala communications at San Diego Zoo

Decoding koala communications Through the cacophony of birdcalls, the quintessential signals of spring and attempts at attracting mates, there is a low, deep growling sound. This rumble sets off a few more pig-like noises, but these aren’t pigs, these are koalas in their home bush lands of Australia. As you traverse the bush and giant…read more

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Currumbin Sanctuary Wildlife Hospital gets $70k donation

Sanctuary gets $70k donation Colin Gilmore | 16th March 2012 2:43 PM Jann Stuckey, Heidi the handler with Andy the Koala, Paul Whitehead and Michael Pyne at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Photo by : Blainey Woodham BUSINESS is strengthening its understanding of the vital link koalas play between conservation and the economy on the Tweed-Gold Coast. Central to…read more

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Queensland Environmental Policy Brief

The Brisbane Times has taken a high level look at each Queensland government party’s environmental policies. It’s concerning that the LNP have announced the removal of the waste tax which would in part fund the national parks and koala rescue efforts. Queensland Conservation Council executive director Toby Hutcheon: “Broadly speaking we can say Labor have…read more

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Eurobodalla koala population survey begins

Eurobodalla koala survey starts at Bodalla 21 Mar, 2012 10:48 AM A SMALL 4WD convoy will depart Bodalla Fire Station this morning to conduct the first of a series of Eurobodalla koala surveys.The group is made up of volunteers from the local area and Canberra, plus National Parks personnel, with the consent of Forests NSW…read more

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Kids learn to be koala spotters

MAC KOALA: Kids learn to be spotters BY ROBERT CLOSE 21 Mar, 2012 01:00 AM NO koala sightings were reported on the UWS pager this week as the koalas continue their autumnal quiet time.This gives us the opportunity to transfer all the previous reports from paper records to the database. This job, which entails entering…read more

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