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Sleepy koala at Australia Zoo

The role of Queensland wildlife parks in the fine scale genetic management of captive and fragmented koala populations

Dr Stephen Johnston gave an impassioned presentation at the 2013 ZAAQ conference hosted by Australia Zoo illustrating ways zoos, researchers and wildlife workers can save the koala in a collective community effort. The role of Queensland wildlife parks in the fine scale genetic management of captive and fragmented koala populations – Stephen Johnston, A Mucci, W Ellis, M Pyne…read more

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koala trail sculpture

Hello koala trail has local input

Hello koala trail has local input Feb. 27, 2014, 11:22 a.m. Local inspiration: A Hello Koala sculpture with a Lasiandra Festival “look” created for the project by a Melbourne artist. THE Hello Koalas project, which is developing a “sculpture trail” of 50 artistically decorated koala sculptures through the Hastings region, is sending one of its…read more

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residents call for action on koala status

Koalas’ conservation status downgraded

Koalas’ conservation status downgraded February 26, 2014 Tony Moore brisbanetimes.com.au senior reporter Experts have recommended Queensland’s koala population be downgraded to ‘vulnerable’. Photo: Ian Waldie Fauna experts have recommended the conservation status of the koala in Queensland be downgraded and broadened to “vulnerable” throughout the state. However, the recommendation is yet to be accepted by Environment Minister…read more

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Koala escapes enclosure at San Diego Zoo, sits in eucalyptus tree

Koala escapes enclosure at San Diego Zoo, sits in eucalyptus tree A koala escaped Tuesday morning from the San Diego Zoo’s koala enclosure. Above, keeper Lindsay King fills the water container for one of the enclosure’s inhabitants in 2013. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times / September 25, 2013) By Tony PerryFebruary 25, 2014, 4:02 p.m. SAN DIEGO — A male…read more

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koalas in the tree and in the news

Unlikely ally to the koala Queensland Sporting Shooters association make firing range land home to koala refuge

Queensland firing range to become to koala refuge February 25, 2014: In a surprise move, Queensland’s Sporting Shooters Association is turning a huge parcel of gun range property into a refuge for koalas to create the biggest koala habitat restoration project in the state. Source : http://news.optuszoo.com.au/video/queensland-firing-range-to-become-to-koala-refuge/ Drive with Tim Cox 3:00pm – 6:00pm Government announces new…read more

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Garage Girl, one of Port Macquarie's oldest koalas, has died.

Port Macquarie’s grand dame of the gum trees dies

Port Macquarie’s grand dame of the gum trees dies By Tracey Fairhurst Feb. 26, 2014, midnight Our favourite girl: Garage Girl, one of Port Macquarie’s oldest koalas, has died. SHE was the grand lady of the gum trees in Port Macquarie’s central business district and was no stranger to mischief. Last week, Port Macquarie Koala Hospital’s…read more

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ninas release

Moreton Bay Rail Koala tagging and monitoring

Moreton Bay Rail Koala tagging and monitoring The Moreton Bay Rail Link project team and the wider community take koala conservation and protection seriously. The new rail line will cross through existing koala habitat, and is likely to have impacts on the koalas living in those areas. It is important koalas living in, or near,…read more

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Threat to koala numbers: Roads and Maritime Services has been accused of endangering a rare ancestral koala population.

Expert quits over road threat to Wardell koalas

Expert quits over road threat to Wardell koalas February 23, 2014 Kirsty Needham State Politics Editor Threat to koala numbers: Roads and Maritime Services has been accused of endangering a rare ancestral koala population. Photo: Getty Images A koala expert has quit after a NSW government backflip resulted in ecologists being phoned as they were surveying…read more

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Prof De Marco, right, welcomes Dr Polkinghorne, left, and Prof Timms

Expert help for our struggling koalas from USC researchers

Expert help for our struggling koalas from USC researchers  Peter Gardiner 19th Feb 2014 2:16 PM HELP ARRIVES: Prof De Marco, right, welcomes Dr Polkinghorne, left, and Prof Timms.Contributed NOOSA koala campaigner Carolyn Beaton, who has been fighting a rearguard action to save dwindling koala numbers in the region, has taken heart from having two…read more

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The Horizon Foundation and North Stradbroke Island Golf Club members

Joint mission helps rescue island koalas

Joint mission helps rescue island koalas Feb. 20, 2014, 2:30 p.m.   JOINT?VENTURE: The Horizon Foundation and North Stradbroke Island Golf Club members (from left) Peter Turner, Barak Matfin, Michael Charles, Shane Robinson, Luke Ferre and Anne Blakeway, work on the joint koala project. WHAT do golf, a sub-tropical island and a wildlife rescue mission…read more

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A newborn koala has died in Taipei zoo

Newborn koala at Taipei zoo dies

Newborn koala at Taipei zoo dies (update) 2014/02/18 16:45:17 Taipei, Feb. 18 (CNA) A newborn koala has died despite two months of efforts to save its life, the Taipei Zoo said Tuesday. The 301-day-old female born to mother Coral died late Sunday, possibly of pulmonary edema (excess fluid in the lungs) caused by a blood…read more

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