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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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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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'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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AKF Condemns Federal guidelines for koala protection

Koala group condemns Act By Judith Kerr Jan. 29, 2014, 5 p.m. The Australian Koala Foundation has lodged a formal submission condemning the federal government’s draft Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act referral guidelines for koala protection. The organisation’s chief executive Deborah Tabart said the guidelines were more about reducing the workload for government and developers than protecting koalas. She said…read more

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A koala at Trinity Beach in far north Queensland. Flickr/Mshai (Michael Fontenot)

Fuzzy words endanger koalas’ lives and habitat

Fuzzy words endanger koalas’ lives and habitat By Christine Adams-Hosking It was a breath of fresh air when, in 2012, the federal government listed koalas as being “vulnerable” in Queensland, New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory under national environment law. It was an essential step towards arresting the alarming decline of koalas in…read more

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Climate change threatens native eucalyptus species with extinction

Climate change threatens native eucalyptus species with extinction, Queensland study finds The World Today By Whitney Fitzsimmons Updated Mon 13 Jan 2014, 6:52pm AEDT PHOTO: Research shows gum tree migration to more moderate conditions could also have a negative effect on native wildlife. (Flickr: Jar) (The World Today) The future is looking grim for some species of Australian…read more

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Tweed council ups safety ante for koalas

Tweed council ups safety ante for koalas 10th Dec 2013 10:30 AM Saving koalas is on the council’s agenda. TWEED Shire Council moved to further strengthen its submission in favour of koala protection at the Kings Forest development at an extraordinary meeting on Thursday. Just 24 hours before the close of submissions to the Federal…read more

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MNC Greens spokesperson Carol Vernon and NSW parliamentarian Cate Faehrmann are calling attention to the threat to koalas in Pine Creek State Forest.

Koala threatened if Pine Creek project begins say MNC Greens

Koala threatened if Pine Creek project begins say MNC Greens Comments (1) » Greg White 8th Dec 2013 10:30 AM MNC Greens spokesperson Carol Vernon and NSW parliamentarian Cate Faehrmann are calling attention to the threat to koalas in Pine Creek State Forest. THE community is being urged to contact NSW politicians and draw attention…read more

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Koala habitat at risk from new highway

Koala habitat at risk from new highway December 6, 2013 Comments 21 Tony Moore brisbanetimes.com.au senior reporter      John Bynes at Old Petrie Town where one 300-year-old fig tree will be destroyed. Photo: Tony Moore Koalas will emerge as a political flashpoint in Southeast Queensland in 2014-15 as a Queensland government will again test a proposal to…read more

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