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

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Koala Land exhibition invite

Koala Land at UTS DAB LAB Research Gallery

Please join us this Wednesday 21 August 6-8pm for the opening of Koala Land, an exhibition by Mark Gerada. Level 4 courtyard, UTS Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building, 730 Harris St, Ultimo See how innovative visual communication design can influence government, industry and the general public by raising awareness around the issues of the…read more

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Maules creek mine

Whitehaven sued over Maules creek mine

Whitehaven sued over Maules creek mine July 19, 2013 An environmental group has sued to block the construction of Whitehaven Coal $766 million Maules Creek mine and a neighboring coal development, saying they’ll devastate forest areas. The Northland Inland Council for the Environment said it filed the lawsuit yesterday in Sydney Federal Court under the…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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John Anderson is worried the koala population will be under threat.

Moorebank intermodal threat to koalas

Claim of threat to koalas under Moorebank intermodal Source : http://liverpool-leader.whereilive.com.au/news/story/claim-of-threat-to-our-koalas/ 7 Mar 12 @ 05:00am by Shae McDonald KOALAS are at risk of becoming extinct in the local area if the Moorebank intermodal goes ahead. That’s what Wattle Grove resident John Anderson believes – and he’s fighting on behalf of the mammals whose population…read more

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Haymes road is a dead end

End of a dead end

Source : http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2012/02/16/3432567.htm?site=ballarat 16 February, 2012 3:36PM AEDT By Dominic Brine   Haymes road is a dead end Some residents of Ballarat suburb Mount Clear are opposed to plans for a housing development that could shrink the bushland gap to neighbouring Canadian Lakes. David James lives on Haymes Road which is currently a dead end…read more

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Gold Coast Urban Expansion 1988 - 2009

Gold Coast Urban Expansion Illustrated

Here’s a scary look at how quickly the urban landscape is expanding into the most fertile koala habitat on the planet! The Satellite images were taken from 1988 to 2009 by the Geoscience Australia’s Earth Observation and Satellite Imagery Source : http://www.ga.gov.au/earth-observation/basics/gallery/australian-urban-expansion/qld/gold-coast.html#before_and_after In this false colour swipe comparison, urban areas appear as shades of cyan…read more

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The Koala, Australia

In the process of making her motion graphic, The Koala, Australia, Huan Zhang was shocked to discover how little people knew about koalas. Produced for her Master of Design at University of Technology Sydney, Huan decided to simply use data comparing human and koala habitats in her animation to highlight how bad the situation has…read more

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genome banks

Genome banks and connectivity

As mentioned in a previous post, Dr Steve Johnston of University of Queensland has been developing the concept of a genome bank for koalas as a part of new strategy for koala conservation. This is a simple but elegant idea whereby genetics in the form of live animals or frozen sperm can be managed for…read more

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value adding

Value Adding

What is a tree worth? With all the talk about carbon and carbon tax, consider how much carbon a tree, especially a large old growth tree, would store. Wouldn’t it be easier just to keep these trees than to debate the details of a taxation system? Carbon is worth money, trees are worth money, and…read more

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