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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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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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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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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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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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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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Logging for fuel will kill koalas

Logging for fuel will kill koalas Logging native forests for fuel for power stations will destroy koala habitats, increase air pollution and boost greenhouse gas emissions, says Greens MP John Kaye. The NSW Environmental Protection Agency has flagged changing the regulations that currently prohibit the burning of native forests to generate energy. Under the changes,…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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Council dedicates 15 reserves to protect koalas

Council dedicates 15 reserves to protect koalas 23rd October, 2012 Sunshine Coast Council has committed to protect over 500 hectares of land with known koala habitat under a state-wide conservation program. Council has entered into a Conservation Agreement with the state government to protect and manage 15 council-owned reserves as Nature Refuges. The reserves are…read more

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