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Charlie the Koala at Nev Walker's dam last week.

Nev snaps koalas drinking from dam

Nev snaps koalas drinking from dam By Hannah Knight Feb. 18, 2014, 8:12 a.m. COOLING OFF: Charlie the Koala at Nev Walker’s dam last week. Pictures: CONTRIBUTED NEV Walker from Havelock snapped these photos of koalas drinking water at his property last week. One of the koalas, fondly named “Charlie”, has been at the property, between Maryborough and…read more

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DR GRAINNE CLEARY WITH KOALA

I’m living my childhood dream working with koalas

‘I’m living my childhood dream working with koalas’ Following my dream was always going to be hard, as I’m dyslexic, but I made it, says Gráinne Cleary Grainne Cleary at work in Sydney Fri, Jan 31, 2014, 07:00 Gráinne ClearyI was born a wildlife ecologist. Before I even know what the word meant I was…read more

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Eucalyptus trees impacted by climate change

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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Major re-think required on koala protection

Major re-think required on koala protection  Peter And Bevly Hughes 22nd Dec 2013 6:00 AM GROUPS representing various aspects of koala conservation were present at a seminar attended by 50 people and conducted by Noosa Landcare under an “everybody’s nature” State Government grant. Australian Koala Foundation CEO Deborah Tabart said that the idea that we…read more

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Keith Joliffe and volunteer Daniel Baumann

Eurobodalla Koala Project breakthrough

Koala project breakthrough By EMILY BARTON Nov. 8, 2013, 10:19 a.m. Keith Joliffe and volunteer Daniel Baumann check for eucalypt on a recent field survey as part of the Eurobodalla Koala Project. Koalas may be back in the Eurobodalla Shire sooner rather than later. The Eurobodalla Koala Project, lead by Keith Joliffe, has been going since 2010…read more

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Distressed animals seeking refuge after being caught up in NSW bushfires

Distressed animals seeking refuge after being caught up in NSW bushfires By Phoebe McDonald Updated Wed 23 Oct 2013, 3:28pm AEDT PHOTO: Shannon King took this baby swamp wallaby to WIRES after bushfires swept through Winmalee.(Supplied: Shannon King, WIRES) MAP: NSW Injured and distressed animals that have survived the bushfires in the Blue Mountains are emerging from affected…read more

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A koala sleeps in a tree in the bush, January 2013.

Koala management plans barking up wrong tree, researchers say

Koala management plans barking up wrong tree, researchers say By Nonee Walsh Updated Thu 3 Oct 2013, 8:30am AEST PHOTO: A koala sleeps in a tree in the bush, January 2013.(Flickr: Degilbo on flickr)   MAP: Gunnedah 2380 The iconic koala is renowned as a nocturnal tree-hugger that sleeps a lot and is fussy about which eucalyptus leaves…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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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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Best job in world winner Elisa Detrez reports for duty – doesn’t get groped by a koala

Best job in world winner Elisa Detrez reports for duty – and doesn’t get groped by a koala JEREMY PIERCE TOURISM REPORTER THE COURIER-MAIL AUGUST 08, 2013 12:00AM Best Job winner Elisa Detrez (centre) reports for work and meets Minister for Tourism Jann Stuckey, National Parks Minister Steve Dickson and a shingleback lizard. Picture: Liam Kidston.Source: News…read more

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Australia hiring koala cuddlers

Tourism Australia has launched another edition of itsannual Best Jobs in the World campaign, inviting young people to apply for job titles that include everything from “Chief Funster” to “Outback Adventurer” and “Wildlife Caretaker.” Job descriptions are anything but ordinary, with nary a mention of data or office-related skill sets. Instead, duties involve waking up kangaroos, swimming…read more

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