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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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New Highway Threatens Protected Koala Populations In Ballina

NEW HIGHWAY THREATENS PROTECTED KOALA POPULATIONS Posted by: Ashleigh Saunders February 10, 2014 in Northern Rivers News     Ballina Council has joined with Friends of the Koala, to fight for a new solution to the current Wardell bypass. The proposed highway upgrade through Blackwall could potentially wipe out the local protected species. Source : http://www.nbnnews.com.au/index.php/2014/02/10/new-highway-threatens-protected-koala-populations/ Calls for more…read more

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Citizen science and spotting koalas in new parts of Australia

Koalas spotted in new parts of Australia, including upper Blue Mountains By Joanna Woodburn PHOTO: Australia’s iconic animal was found to be particularly picky about where it chooses to live. (Dave Hunt: AAP) Koalas have been found living in parts of Australia where they have never been seen before, researchers say. A nationwide survey by the National…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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Male koala bears use extra vocal chords to woo ladies

Koalas use a novel vocal organ to produce unusually low-pitched mating calls During the breeding season, male koalas produce ‘bellow’ vocalisations that are characterised by a continuous series of inhalation and exhalation sections, and an extremely low fundamental frequency (the main acoustic correlate of perceived pitch) [1]. Remarkably, the fundamental frequency (F0) of bellow inhalation…read more

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A baby koala clings to its mother's back. (Dave Hunt: AAP)

Tracking koalas with Alex Hunt on ABC radio Bush Telegraph

Tracking koalas Direct link : http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2013/11/bth_20131119_1135.mp3 Tuesday 19 November 2013 11:35AM IMAGE: A BABY KOALA CLINGS TO ITS MOTHER’S BACK. (DAVE HUNT: AAP) The human appetite for development has seen animals like the iconic koala fighting for survival. But now technology is being harnessed to find out more about where koalas are setting up camp, and how…read more

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Koala population under dire threat

Koala population under dire threat Jade Kidd   |  12:01am August 18, 2013 KOALAS could become extinct on the Gold Coast soon after after the city council’s relocation program ends in June next year, according to the Australian Koala Foundation. Foundation chief executive officer Deborah Tabart said hundreds of koalas in the area would be left in…read more

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Koala attacks a cause for concern

Koala attacks a cause for concern By Ben Cooper Aug. 12, 2013, 4 a.m. Keep dogs on leash: Joey Ocean Josie is kept safe from attacking dogs at Port Macquarie’s Koala Hospital. THREE violent killings of koalas in as many days in suburban backyards last week have caused concern from a leading wildlife conservationist. Cheyne Flanagan…read more

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Koala carer: Richard Drumduff is helping cultivate eucalyptus trees to feed Cairns Tropical Zoo koalas

Mareeba program nourishes the spirit and koalas

Mareeba program nourishes the spirit and koalas Caitlin Guilfoyle - Friday, August 9, 2013 © The Cairns Post Koala carer: Richard Drumduff is helping cultivate eucalyptus trees to feed Cairns Tropical Zoo koalas Picture: BRENDAN FRANCIS HUMPHREY the koala eats about a kilo of leaves every day but he won’t go hungry anytime soon thanks to friends…read more

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A young koala was found wandering through Henderson Park bushland that was bulldozed. Robyne Cuerel

koala future up to council

Developer selling koala habitat to council ‘just talk’ 8th Aug 2013 7:52 AM A young koala was found wandering through Henderson Park bushland that was bulldozed. Robyne Cuerel WILDLIFE conservationists say Henderson Park’s koala population is far from safe – despite the developer putting a hold on bulldozing and offering to sell the land to…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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