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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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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 living in the eastern parts of the range rely on the moisture of their leaves for water (Source: Josh Berglund/Flickr)

Koalas on the outer live life differently

Koalas on the outer live life differently Friday, 13 September 2013 Katie Silver – ABC Koalas living in the eastern parts of the range rely on the moisture of their leaves for water(Source: Josh Berglund/Flickr) Related Stories Koalas reject rehab field of dreams, Science Online, 20 Feb 2013 Koalas added to threatened species list, Science…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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crafting for a koala cause

Adam France is krafting for the koala kause

K is for koalas Our cosy and beloved – yet disappearing and nearly dead friends. Koalas are too cute to be true, but when turned into bloodied and smashed roadkill they loose points on presentation. Humans have helped kill almost 90% of the population and it’s time we think about saving them. Crafting for their…read more

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Koala population under dire threat

Koala population under dire threat Jade Kidd   |  12:01am August 18, 2013 KOALAS could become extinct on the Gold Coast soon after after the city council’s relocation program ends in June next year, according to the Australian Koala Foundation. Foundation chief executive officer Deborah Tabart said hundreds of koalas in the area would be left in…read more

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Koalas’ future now up to council

Koalas’ future ‘now up to council’ 9th Aug 2013 11:55 AM The image of the mother and baby koalas Natalie Richardson distributed.Contributed WILDLIFE conservationists say Henderson Park’s koala population is far from safe – despite the developer putting a hold on bulldozing and offering to sell the land to the council. Natalie Richardson said it…read more

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hawks nest koala

Scientific questions simmer over koala plot data

A long-running issue relating to the reliability of vegetation data is causing major tensions in North Hawks Nest. Planners, landowners and even scientists are now in dispute over the location of missing plots of feed trees in an undeveloped area of core koala habitat. QUESTIONS FOR ECO-PRO/ KHAALYD BROWN 3 concerned scientists, Graeme Wells, Anthony…read more

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The Koala Land Report

The objective of this report is to explore ways of creating a sustainable future for koalas on the Koala Coast, South East Queensland, Australia. For the purpose of this report, the Koala Coast includes the local government areas of Moreton, Redland, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Ipswich and Logan. As indicated by its name, this…read more

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Mark Gerada Illustration 1 - Lock dogs up at night

Report Preview : Lock Dogs Up At Night

  Image Source : 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…read more

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female lesbian koalas practice sex heavily in captivity

Lesbian koala sex revelation

The animal kingdom is ripe with examples of society’s sex and gender norms being challenged in a range of species. Science has a long history of imposing a human centric filter, ignoring the fluidity and diversity of animal sexuality in the natural world. It appears that koalas can be added to that list, more precisely female koalas in captivity,…read more

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