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Save Pine Rivers’ koalas – put them in a zoo, says developer

Save Pine Rivers’ koalas – put them in a zoo, says developer Bernie Dowling, Pine Rivers Press - Quest Newspapers October 17, 2012 12:00AM Koalas in this region are deemed extinct in Brendale and Warner and under threat in Strathpine. Source: Quest Newspapers Bill Bowden, who believes the best way to save Pine Rivers’ koalas is to put those…read more

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Koala Land at the 2011 ZAAQ Conference

A few weeks ago I was honoured to be invited as the keynote speaker at the 2011 Zoo and Aquarium Association Queensland annual conference in Yeppoon. Speaking on November 3, my keynote covered a background to the Koala Land project, the relationship between community and social networking strategies, considering new ways of thinking about the…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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Koalas in Captivity

Koalas in captivity, or koalas in zoos, can play a big role in the protection of koalas in the wild and koala habitat. Zoos are not only about educating people about the koala’s situation and creating awareness about koalas and their habitats, but are also about being centres for research. Local zoos like Dreamworld’s Koala…read more

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