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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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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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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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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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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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'Save Pine Creek' petition

Koala lobbyists to march on State Parliament

Koala lobbyists to march on State Parliament By BY ALICE BURNET Feb. 19, 2014, 4:01 p.m. ‘Save Pine Creek’ petition THE FIGHT to save Pine Creek State Forest has ratcheted up a gear. Members of the Bellingen Environment Centre (BEC) have combined with concerned community members and environment groups, to take “direct action” in their effort to stop…read more

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Friends of the Koala care co-ordinator Pat Barnidge is concerned the Pacific Hwy upgrade is impacting the local koala population.

Friends of the koala confirm deaths due to Pacific Highway upgrade

Koalas killed, displaced by Pacific Highway upgrade  Andy Parks 18th Feb 2014 6:00 AM DANGER ZONE: Friends of the Koala care co-ordinator Pat Barnidge is concerned the Pacific Hwy upgrade is impacting the local koala population. WORK on the Pacific Highway near Bangalow and Ewingsdale has been responsible for the deaths of at least four…read more

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Nine-year-old Maisie Aitken has celebrated the official opening of Adelaide’s koala hospital ... black “koala noses” will now be sold to raise money for the medical facility.

Adelaide Koala and Wildlife Hospital Official Opening at Plympton

Adelaide Koala and Wildlife Hospital at Plympton officially opened by Governor Kevin Scarce FEBRUARY 17, 2014 2:05PM Amy Moran Guardian Messenger Nine-year-old Maisie Aitken has celebrated the official opening of Adelaide’s koala hospital … black “koala noses” will now be sold to raise money for the medical facility. Picture: Tricia Watkinson. Source: News Limited SOUTH Australia’s only koala…read more

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Survival of the cheapest: how we could save our animals

Survival of the cheapest: how we could save our animals Kathy Marks, in Sydney 14th Jan 2014 5:30 AM Tjuka the wombat, part of a breeding program at Australian Animal Care and Education’s not-for-profit organisation Safe Haven.Luka Kauzlaric IF YOU have nearly 100 critically endangered animals, how do you target limited conservation resources? Australian scientists…read more

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Wild Dogs

Wild dogs helping to kill off Sunshine Coast koalas

Wild dogs helping to kill off our koalas  Nicole Fuge 10th Feb 2014 12:00 PM THE Sunshine Coast’s struggling koala population could be extinct within five years, a long time koala rescuer has warned. Sunshine Coast Koala Wildlife Rescue volunteer Ray Chambers said more than a dozen koalas had been killed on the Coast in…read more

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