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March 30, 2012

March 30, 2010 4:38PM | AAP​

 

PROTESTERS say they have forced a temporary halt to woodchip logging near the last known koala colony on the NSW south coast near Bega.

 

State Forests NSW started logging in the Mumbulla and Murrah state forests yesterday.

 

About 40 local peo...

March 30, 2012

28 Mar, 2012 01:00 AM

 

SUNDAY’S announcement of a Dharawal National Park was also a major win for Campbelltown’s koala population which uses O’Hare’s Creek gorge in the park as a shelter from bushfires.

 

University of Western Sydney koala expert Robert Close said the ann...

March 30, 2012

 

Troy Kippen | 28th March 2012 5:00 AM

 

Tweed and Byron councils want more than $2 million to plant trees for koalas in the area.

 

THE Tweed Shire Council wanted the Federal Government’s help to plant koala trees across the shire.

 

In a joint funding application with the...

March 28, 2012

Peter Timms, Queensland University of Technology

(Source: QUT/Queensland University of Technology)

A vaccine developed by Queensland scientists could bring koalas back from the brink, explains Peter Timms.

 

Koalas are disappearing fast from some parts of Australia. In sou...

March 28, 2012

 

The $127,500 fine may be the biggest issued, but is it deterrent to wealthy developers with fat wallets and deep pockets? Perhaps the government needs to hand out a lasting punishments with development applications revoked, and future developments coming under heavy s...

March 23, 2012

The Tasmanian Government’s focus on biodiversity has been highlighted in recent quarantine actions published in an official press release.

 

Including a significant quarantine action on materials imported with a koala headed for a Tasmanian zoo, in order to prevent the p...

March 22, 2012

Through the cacophony of birdcalls, the quintessential signals of spring and attempts at attracting mates, there is a low, deep growling sound. This rumble sets off a few more pig-like noises, but these aren’t pigs, these are koalas in their home bush lands of Australi...

March 22, 2012

Jann Stuckey, Heidi the handler with Andy the Koala, Paul Whitehead and Michael Pyne at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

Photo by : Blainey Woodham

 

BUSINESS is strengthening its understanding of the vital link koalas play between conservation and the economy on the Tweed-G...

March 22, 2012

The Brisbane Times has taken a high level look at each Queensland government party’s environmental policies. It’s concerning that the LNP have announced the removal of the waste tax which would in part fund the national parks and koala rescue efforts.

 

 Queensland Con...

March 22, 2012

21 Mar, 2012 10:48 AM

 

 A SMALL 4WD convoy will depart Bodalla Fire Station this morning to conduct the first of a series of Eurobodalla koala surveys.The group is made up of volunteers from the local area and Canberra, plus National Parks personnel, with the consent of...

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