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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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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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Cracking the Koala Communication Code with Dr. Bill Ellis

Dr Bill Ellis is revered contributor to the Koala Land report. His knowledge and work towards the koalas survival and the conservation of its habitat is having a profound impact. Below is an interview by PBS Nature for the release of Cracking the Koala code. Cracking the Koala Code Koala Communication: An Interview with Dr.…read more

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Koalas in Ballarat

We received an update to our post on the delayed koala decision from Rolf Schlagloth an author of the Ballarat city council’s comprehensive koala plan. Rolf is one of the unsung heroes on the koala conservation front-line, so we really appreciate his input in the Koala Land report, and value his perspectives as both a…read more

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Conserving Central Queensland’s Koalas

I just got back from Central Queensland University in Rockhampton where the Koala Research Centre of Central Queensland hosted koala conservation workshops. Convened by Dr Alistair Melzer of Central Queensland University and Dr William Ellis and Dr Sean FitzGibbon of University of Queensland, the workshops brought together local, national and international koala experts to focus…read more

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New posters for the AKF?

For a project for her Master of Design at University of Technology Sydney, Qian Meng proposes a beautiful series of new posters for the Australian Koala Foundation. The posters read; “Did you know that the koala’s fingerprint and the human’s fingerprint are almost the same?” “Have you ever carefully looked at your fingerprint? Did you…read more

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Zombie fighting koalas

Master of Design student Jie Chun Wang from the University of Technology Sydney has developed a proposal for an iPod game called SPK – Super Powered Koala. Through SPK, Jie Chun, who is from China, wants to educate children around the world about the plight of the koala, and believes that the best way to…read more

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National Threatened Species Day – September 7th 2011

Today is Threatened Species Day,  it’s a national day held each year on 7 September to commemorate the death of the last remaining Tasmanian Tiger at Hobart Zoo in 1936. This is a great opportunity to bring light to the plight of the koala and inspire action in getting the koala recognised as an endangered…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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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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Queensland Koalas

The Queensland koala population is an important population for all of Australia because it is natural – it is one of the only populations left in Australia where koalas are existing naturally in their natural physical environment. In other words, Queensland koalas have not been manipulated, introduced, or reintroduced. As we have discussed in previous…read more

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