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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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Animal Al Mucci relocates a koala from Monterey keys highlighting the need for wildlife corridors

This story really highlights the need for wildlife corridors in new urban developments. Dreamworld’s Al Mucci is on the frontline of koala conservation, yet he regularly sees sick, dead and injured wildlife on the way to work… here’s some slightly more upbeat documentation surrounding this very sad issue. Al relocated a wild koala from a suburban…read more

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New Warner development at home with koalas

New Warner development at home with koalas

New Warner development at home with koalas Thursday, 8 August 2013 Source: Lee Oliver Cara Doonan from Defence Housing Australia surveys the site of a recently approved housing development at Warner. Tenants of a new housing estate at Warner will be issued with “lifestyle guidelines” detailing the responsibilities of living next to existing koala habitat. A…read more

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Report Preview: 80% of koala habitat has been cleared for farms and houses.

  Image courtesy of Mark Gerada The Koala Coast koala populations dropped by 68% in the ten years leading up to 2008. According to the Department of Environment and Resource Management’s Koala Coast Koala Population Report 2010, a comprehensive survey of the koala population showed that it dropped by more than 50% between 2005 and 2008. Koala…read more

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Healthy Koala Populations

Koalas like a stable environment, which means large undisturbed tracts of bushland that contain their food trees. Doctor Stephen Phillips of Biolonk says that for a good stable healthy koala population, there must be a minimum of 180 koalas, and these will require a minimum area of 3600 Hectares, of which about half will be…read more

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Koala Tree Soil

The perfect lands for koalas are the river flats and lands with volcanic soils. These flood plains and fertile soils produce koala food trees full of life. To say, “All that koalas need is trees” is putting things simply. While many see the koala as an animal that does not do much – simply eating,…read more

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One Tree

One tree the size of a telegraph pole stores around one Tonne of carbon (which is the equivalent to a carbon credit). If this tree were to be chopped down, it would require 2000 saplings covering an area of 2 Hectares to replace it in terms of carbon offsetting. Trees need to be thought more…read more

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A tree for a tree: can biodiversity offsets balance destruction and restoration?

A tree for a tree: can biodiversity offsets balance destruction and restoration? Can we continue to grow while still protecting our natural heritage? jayspost When my children are my age they will be living in a country with an economy that’s three times larger, and a population that’s twice as large as today. And, on current…read more

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Conserving Central Queensland’s Koalas

I just got back from Central Queensland University in Rockhampton where the Koala Research Centre of Central Queensland hosted koala conservation workshops. Convened by Dr Alistair Melzer of Central Queensland University and Dr William Ellis and Dr Sean FitzGibbon of University of Queensland, the workshops brought together local, national and international koala experts to focus…read more

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Koala Retreat provide a sanctuary for trees, koalas and people

We became aware of Koala Retreat during the research phase of the Koala habitat conservation report, it’s an extremely forward thinking organisation that we are proud to promote. Koala Retreat have built a business that supports koalas by providing specific services to promote their behaviour, well-being and conservation. Providing an in-depth program, starting with the…read more

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Generation Y and Lawn Mowers

Can you imagine Gen Y mowing their lawns? Lawn mowing is a new thing – it has only been around for for a few generations. Yet for most it’s a chore, a chore that we don’t even question. It’s a requirement of the Dream. A big house with a lawn. It’s time to rethink this…read more

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