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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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Wildlife trying to beat the heatwave

VIDEO: Thirsty koala cools down with Garvoc kids By EVERARD HIMMELREICH Jan. 15, 2014, 1:59 p.m IT was hotter than a koala could bear. After yesterday’s temperature hit 45 degrees at Garvoc, east of Warrnambool, this koala came down out of the trees seeking relief. Tanya Wickenton said she startled the male koala on the ground about 5pm…read more

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Koala habitat at risk from new highway

Koala habitat at risk from new highway December 6, 2013 Comments 21 Tony Moore brisbanetimes.com.au senior reporter      John Bynes at Old Petrie Town where one 300-year-old fig tree will be destroyed. Photo: Tony Moore Koalas will emerge as a political flashpoint in Southeast Queensland in 2014-15 as a Queensland government will again test a proposal to…read more

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UQ researcher Bill Ellis measures a koala near Fernvale, west of Brisbane.

Thriving koala colony in Somerset give scientists hope for species survival

Thriving Somerset koalas give scientists hope for species survival By Courtney Wilson Updated Fri 29 Nov 2013, 11:50am AEDT VIDEO: A koala sits in a tree after being tagged and released by researchers near Fernvale, west of Brisbane. (Nic MacBean) (ABC News) PHOTO: A koala sits in a tree after being tagged and released by researchers near Fernvale, west…read more

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Koalas to become goodwill ambassadors in Japan

Koalas to become goodwill ambassadors in Japan The Newman Government will mark the 30th anniversary of the sister-state relationship with Japan’s Saitama Prefecture with a state gift of koalas for the Saitama Children’s Zoo. Premier Campbell Newman, who is in Japan leading a trade delegation, said the gift was unique and extended the goodwill shared…read more

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Hope for koala as scientists make genetic breakthrough

Hope for koalas fight against Chlamydia as scientists make genetic breakthrough

Hope for koala as scientists make genetic breakthrough April 10, 2013 - Melissa Davey - Health Reporter Genetic win: Professor Peter Timms, far left, with Adam Polkinghorne, Dr Rebecca Johnson and Mark Eldridge, says it was “only right” his team won the global race to diagnose and treat diseases threatening to wipe out koalas. Photo: Ben Rushton Scientists have…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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Great Koala Count: Smart phone app

Great Koala Count: Smart phone app 11 October, 2012 9:31AM ACDT You can log the time and location of any koalas spotted in our Great Koala Count through the CSIRO smart phone app. Professor of Urban Ecology Chris Daniels and CSIRO research scientist Andrew Baker explain the Great Koala Count smart phone app, where to…read more

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The legal system says that no one lives in Australia’s vegetation. John Hadley

Want to stop biodiversity loss? Give animals property rights

Want to stop biodiversity loss? Give animals property rights The legal system says that no one lives in Australia’s vegetation. John Hadley By John Hadley, University of Western Sydney The destruction or modification of habitat is the leading cause of biodiversity loss in Australia and around the world. Letting animals have rights over their habitat could…read more

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Friends of the Koala join vaccine project

Koala friends join vaccine project Javier Encalada | 4th October 2012 3:17 PM HEY JUDE: Jude is one of three koalas currently treated for chlamydia at the Koala Care Centre. FRIENDS of the Koala is participating in a Queensland University of Technology (QUT) project to produce a vaccine to manage chlamydia in koalas. Lorraine Vass,…read more

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Koalas left to die on roads

Ray Chambers from Sunshine Coast Koala Rescue highlights a very real concern for all koalas and conservation efforts during koala mating season, when koalas leave the safety of trees more often in search of potential mates. “Today’s people, all they’re keen about is as long as they’ve got their new car, and their the laptop’s working…read more

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