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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 in ballina

New Highway Threatens Protected Koala Populations In Ballina

NEW HIGHWAY THREATENS PROTECTED KOALA POPULATIONS Posted by: Ashleigh Saunders February 10, 2014 in Northern Rivers News     Ballina Council has joined with Friends of the Koala, to fight for a new solution to the current Wardell bypass. The proposed highway upgrade through Blackwall could potentially wipe out the local protected species. Source : http://www.nbnnews.com.au/index.php/2014/02/10/new-highway-threatens-protected-koala-populations/ Calls for more…read more

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UQ researcher Bill Ellis measures a koala near Fernvale, west of Brisbane.

Thriving koala colony in Somerset give scientists hope for species survival

Thriving Somerset koalas give scientists hope for species survival By Courtney Wilson Updated Fri 29 Nov 2013, 11:50am AEDT VIDEO: A koala sits in a tree after being tagged and released by researchers near Fernvale, west of Brisbane. (Nic MacBean) (ABC News) PHOTO: A koala sits in a tree after being tagged and released by researchers near Fernvale, west…read more

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aftermath of Australian Bluegum Plantations logging koala habitat

Australian Bluegum Plantations admits koala mistreatment

Here is some damning analysis and reporting by the Rainforest Alliance and the Rainforest Stewardship Council. Australian Bluegum Plantations Pty. Ltd. (SW-FM/COC-001327) Assessment and Audits through 2005 (English) PDF - 298 KB Annual Audit 2006 (English) PDF - 138 KB Verification Audit 2007 (English) PDF - 39 KB Annual Audit 2007 (English) PDF - 140 KB Annual Audit 2008 (English) PDF - 429 KB Verification…read more

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PBS NATURE CRACKING THE KOALA CODE

PBS Nature: Cracking the koala code

PBS Nature: Cracking the koala code Follow individual koalas from a small social group on an Australian island to learn just how a koala manages to survive and thrive on a diet poisonous to almost all other herbivorous mammals. From the miracle of marsupial birth to tender moments of discovery between mother and newborn joey,…read more

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BULLDOZER V S KOALA A BATTLE FOR LAND YouTube

BULLDOZER V’S KOALA – A BATTLE FOR LAND

Ray and Murray Chambers from Sunshine Coast Koala Rescue talk about the realities of being wildlife rescue workers

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rascal the racoon

How Rascal Created a Real-Life Invasive Army

Here’s an interesting piece on how a cartoon turned the raccoon into an invasive species on the island of Japan. If only the koala had this kind of support in the community! How a Kids’ Cartoon Created a Real-Life Invasive Army POSTED BY JASON G. GOLDMAN ON SEP 18, 2013 Tales of monsters invading Japan…read more

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Dennis the election koala explains how to vote

Dennis the election koala explains how to vote in the Australian Federal Election

Dennis the Election Koala gives Ken the Voting Dingo an important lesson in civics! Any time there’s a federal election approaching, you’ll see and hear Australians saying things like, “I’d like to vote for [Minor Party/Independent] but the most important thing is to keep [Major Party A] out, so I’d better vote for [Major Party…read more

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Koala Helps Her Frightened Baby YouTube

Bridging the gap koala helps her frightened joey

Great footage of a koala helping her joey bridge the gap between trees!

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Gold Coast Time Lapse 1984 – 2012 Google Earth Engine

Here’s an amazing Google Earth Engine time lapse visualisation showing the devastating impact of development on the heartland of koala habitat, South East Queensland.  Source : http://earthengine.google.org/#intro/v=-27.8615255,153.31201929999997,11.790520644639958

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wwe daniel bryan vs koala

WWE Daniel Bryan Vs. Koalas, Kangaroos and a Goat!

During WWE’s recent trip to Australia, Daniel Bryan visited the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, the world’s oldest and largest Koala sanctuary.

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