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January 20, 2013


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, Sunsh...

May 29, 2012

It’s hard for us humans to understand what 16 million years of koala evolution is. And it’s even more difficult to get a sense for how quickly we are wiping koalas out. Which ever way I try to get my head around these figures, I still cannot comprehend the damage we ha...

May 29, 2012

Koalas like a stable environment, which means large undisturbed tracts of bushland that contain their food trees. Doctor Stephen Phillips of Biolonk says that for a good stable healthy koala population, there must be a minimum of 180 koalas, and these will require...

May 28, 2012


The perfect lands for koalas are the river flats and lands with volcanic soils. These flood plains and fertile soils produce koala food trees full of life.


To say, “All that koalas need is trees” is putting things simply. While many see the koala as an animal that doe...

May 27, 2012


One tree the size of a telegraph pole stores around one Tonne of carbon (which is the equivalent to a carbon credit). If this tree were to be chopped down, it would require 2000 saplings covering an area of 2 Hectares to replace it in terms of carbon offsetting. Trees...

February 6, 2012

Mining and agriculture in Central Queensland are threatening koala habitat

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...

December 31, 2011

In the process of making her motion graphic, The Koala, Australia, Huan Zhang was shocked to discover how little people knew about koalas.


Produced for her Master of Design at the University of Technology Sydney, Huan decided to simply use data comparing huma...

December 29, 2011

You You’s moving short video was created as a part of his Master of Design at University of Technology Sydney, and was a proposal for Peta. You You, who is from China, says that this video is sad, because the world is sad. Animals are helpless, and humans can be cruel....

December 27, 2011

I love this image created by Harrylmazrin Harun as a part of her Master of Design at University of Technology Sydney. Harrylmazrin, from Malaysia, explains that her image, which was part of a series of posters, is a wakeup call for people to think about the effects of...

December 23, 2011

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...

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