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Unlikely ally to the koala Queensland Sporting Shooters association make firing range land home to koala refuge

Queensland firing range to become to koala refuge February 25, 2014: In a surprise move, Queensland’s Sporting Shooters Association is turning a huge parcel of gun range property into a refuge for koalas to create the biggest koala habitat restoration project in the state. Source : http://news.optuszoo.com.au/video/queensland-firing-range-to-become-to-koala-refuge/ Drive with Tim Cox 3:00pm – 6:00pm Government announces new…read more

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Koala lobbyists to march on State Parliament

Koala lobbyists to march on State Parliament By BY ALICE BURNET Feb. 19, 2014, 4:01 p.m. ‘Save Pine Creek’ petition THE FIGHT to save Pine Creek State Forest has ratcheted up a gear. Members of the Bellingen Environment Centre (BEC) have combined with concerned community members and environment groups, to take “direct action” in their effort to stop…read more

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Aiding and abetting the killing of koalas

Aiding and abetting the killing of koalas Dailan Pugh We have long recognised that our iconic koalas are in danger of extinction on the far north coast and, despite having laws in place for 20 years to redress their decline, our governments collude to hasten it. Governments of all persuasions have proven that they are…read more

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Kangaroo island koalas sterilisation

Koalas cut By Catherine Murphy Aug. 8, 2013, 12:56 p.m. Mother and joey koala. Photo by Simone Halloran Kangaroo Island wildlife authorities are reporting good results from a sterilisation program as they strive to rein in koala numbers that threaten the very habitat needed to sustain them, the ABC reported last week.  In Queensland, New South…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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Council acts to preserve koala land after Tinana clearing

  Council acts to preserve koala land after Tinana clearing John Grey 18th Jul 2013 2:02 PM The council has voted to prepare a plan to help protect koalas.Robyne Cuerel EDITORIAL: Fraser Coast councillors have listened to the concerns expressed by the Chronicle and our readers about the risks of destroying koala habitat in our region.…read more

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Report Preview: 80% of koala habitat has been cleared for farms and houses.

  Image courtesy of 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 2008. Koala…read more

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Report Preview: Plant koala food trees in your neighbourhood

Image courtesy of Mark Gerada Australia has more than 700 species of eucalyptus. Of these, koalas can eat only approximately 25 species. The species that koalas select in one area may be totally  different from those that koalas select elsewhere. Koalas will not use young trees for food. Generally, for a koala to select a tree as…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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Koala crusader Deborah Tabart says no to PRC

Koala crusader Deborah Tabart says no to PRC by:Judith Maizey, Logan West Leader  From:Quest Newspapers  October 02, 2012 12:00AM A koala spotted in a tree on a property at Camp Cable Rd, Jimboomba Source: Quest Newspapers Koala crusader Deborah Tabart believes the State Government is wrong to propose putting a major highway through a known koala habitat in…read more

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No Space, Mate: Koalas’ Habitat Under Threat

No Space, Mate: Koalas’ Habitat Under Threat Stuart Cohen for NPR A male koala visits the female enclosure at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane, Australia. Koalas are dwindling in number as their habitat along Australia’s east coast gives way to urban growth. Published: August 04, 2012 by Stuart Cohen Earlier this year, the…read more

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