Archive | April, 2012

MP Luke Foley joins Macey to make plea for koalas

Macey wows bear pit as MP makes plea for koalas April 20, 2012 – 12:05PM Labor’s environment spokesman Luke Foley with Macey from the Featherdale Wildlife Park at NSW Parliament this morning. Photo: Josephine Tovey The bear pit went gaga over a visit from a koala today as the opposition called for the animals to…read more

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Will Australian trees survive a future with high CO2 levels?

WILL OUR PLANTS SURVIVE THE FUTURE? Scientists are blowing carbon dioxide into native bushland to test how it will respond to changing atmosphere. Native Australian trees might not be able to absorb the higher levels of carbon dioxide predicted over the next 35 years, as the effects of climate change and increased burning of fossil…read more

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Harvey Norman Tagging

Green activists play tag with Harvey Norman

Green activists play tag with Harvey Norman A green protest group has targeted Harvey Norman with a campaign claiming that the homeware retailer is destroying Australian hardwood forests. Activists from The Last Stand have been visiting Harvey Norman stores and placing tags on furniture that appear to be an in-store competition run by the brand. The tags…read more

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Volunteer Kerry McMahon brings Koala kaye to her voluntary receptionist job at Alzheimer's Australia, Hawthorn

Hawthorn volunteer brings joy out of the wilderness

Hawthorn volunteer brings joy out of the wilderness 15 Apr 12 @ 05:00am by Marion Joseph Volunteer Kerry McMahon brings koala Kaye to her workplace. Picture: JANINE EASTGATE N41PP416 WHETHER it’s nursing orphan koalas or caring for people with Alzheimer’s disease, volunteer Kerry McMahon manages to successfully combine her two passions. Ms McMahon brings her…read more

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Dharawal National Park is a koala refuge

Mac Koala: Park is a koala refuge BY ROBERT CLOSE 04 Apr, 2012 12:00 AM LAST Sunday week, with the declaration of the Dharawal National Park, was a significant day because we believe the site is a refuge area for koalas.Its protection will mean there will always be a source of koalas to recolonise areas…read more

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Furry find on Anna Bay resident’s back patio

Furry find on Anna Bay resident’s back patio BY DANIEL MILLS 04 Apr, 2012 12:00 AM SURPRISE: This curious koala was found lounging about at Anna Bay. Picture: Jacqui Arnfield A CURIOUS visit from an unexpected guest gave neighbourly residents of an Anna Bay home a close encounter of a different kind. Before heading out of…read more

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Koala on ground Duranbah area

Broken fences put koalas at risk

Broken fences put koalas at risk 2nd April 2012 2:00 AM Tags: koala fences, pacific highway, tweed coast koala advisory group committee The Tweed Coast Koala Advisory Group has assessed the condition of the fence and has identified some area where the fence needs to be moved because of the ongoing problems due to proximity to vegetation. FENCES…read more

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Koalas sightings on Project Noah

Project Noah is a tool to explore and document wildlife and a platform to harness the power of citizen scientists everywhere. Check out the various documented sightings and get contributing! Spotted for missions Marsupials of the World Koala Diaries Wilds of South-East Queensland Description: Cute and cuddly. They are only active for two to four…read more

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Arial shot of Pottsville and wetlands

Identified koala habitat sees supermarket proposal withdrawn

Koalas belay supermarket Troy Kippen | 26th March 2012 2:45 PM A PROPOSED supermarket for Pottsville was withdrawn with the land identified as koala habitat. According to a report delivered to the Tweed Coast Koala Advisory Group Committee, the proposed site on crown land contains swamp mahoganies that was used by the koala populations in…read more

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