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Survival of the cheapest: how we could save our animals

Survival of the cheapest: how we could save our animals Kathy Marks, in Sydney 14th Jan 2014 5:30 AM Tjuka the wombat, part of a breeding program at Australian Animal Care and Education’s not-for-profit organisation Safe Haven.Luka Kauzlaric IF YOU have nearly 100 critically endangered animals, how do you target limited conservation resources? Australian scientists…read more

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Koala mortality rates unsustainable in South East Queensland

No commitment on koala protection By Judith Kerr Nov. 14, 2013, 11 p.m.     Photo : http://www.flickr.com/photos/markgaler/ ENVIRONMENT Minister Andrew Powell is remaining tight-lipped on whether he will increase the level of protection for koalas from “vulnerable” to “endangered”. This week he refused to comment on whether he, or his department, had received a recommendation to raise…read more

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The great koala count 2013 citizen science counting koalas for conservation with the ala

The great koala count of 2013 has begun and you can follow the progress at the ALA! http://koalacount.ala.org.au/bdrs-core/npansw/home.htm   Counting koalas for conservation To protect koalas we have to get a handle on why they are threatened, writes Dan Lunney. The koala is an Australian icon worth protecting (iStockphoto: Wrennie) Over the next week, citizen…read more

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Lockyer Valley project creating ‘koala kitchen’

Lockyer Valley project creating ‘koala kitchen’ By Fidelis Rego Posted Thu 17 Oct 2013, 12:11pm AEDT A Landcare group is teaming up with local schools on a project to bring back koalas to a part of southern Queensland’s Lockyer Valley. For the past 18 months, the Lockyer Valley Landcare group has been clearing a lantana-infested parcel…read more

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Koalas are put at serious risk by logging activities

Koalas face carnage as loggers harvest timber plantations; wildlife carers call for action 7.30 Report By Greg Hoy Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:54pm AEST Disturbing numbers of koalas are being killed and injured by loggers in timber plantations across south-east Australia. Thousands of koalas have taken refuge in the vast timber plantations that have emerged across the…read more

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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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Koala protection funds will go quickly with land buys

Koala protection funds will go quickly with $22.5 million allocated over the next three years with much needed land buys across 10 councils in South East Queensland. Land on table for koala refuges Owen Jacques | 15th August 2012 5:29 AM Minister Andrew Powell with India. THE state has put $22.5 million on the table to snap up…read more

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Adopt a koala this christmas

Myf Warhurst in-a-twitter! Adopt a koala with the AKF this christmas Adopt a koala for yourself or someone you love.

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Koala Land at the 2011 ZAAQ Conference

A few weeks ago I was honoured to be invited as the keynote speaker at the 2011 Zoo and Aquarium Association Queensland annual conference in Yeppoon. Speaking on November 3, my keynote covered a background to the Koala Land project, the relationship between community and social networking strategies, considering new ways of thinking about the…read more

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Replanting trees will save land and marine species

Even though the devastating Queensland floods of early 2011 are some nine months ago now, greater damage is starting to reveal itself out to sea – so far nearly 1,000 dead Sea Turtles and 170 dead Dugongs, a vulnerable species, have been found. The creatures are dying from starvation because they are losing their food…read more

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Koalas in the news

Concerns grow over plans for Kinross Road project July 21, 2011 “Given the irrefutable impacts and undesirable precedents that bridging the Wellington Ponds would create, decreasing the development yield so as to negate the need for a bridge and connection to Wellington Street is the best option.” Cr Henry also expressed concern about the koala…read more

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