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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...

May 25, 2012

 

The koala protection bill is a promising law introduced by the Greens this week.

 

GREENS DETAIL PROPOSED LAW TO SAVE KOALAS

AAP – May 23, 2012 11:59AM

 

THE Australian Greens will introduce legislation to provide urgent protection for koalas.

 

The Koala Protection Bill, if...

May 25, 2012

CAN YOU SEE IT?
KOALA JOEY PLAYS PEEK-A-BOO, ONE LIMB AT A TIME

May 24, 2012

The Taipei Zoo’s newest little Koala joey has decided it’s time to take a peek out at the big world. Born to mom Empress and father Flynn, this baby koala has spent the last few months tucked qu...

May 25, 2012

Survey reveals koala numbers are rapidly dwindling from western sydney.

 

KOALAS NO MORE IN OUR BUSH

BY NICK SOON

22 May, 2012 12:00 AM

 

Vulnerable population: Featherdale Wildlife Park education officer Amanda Harris with koala, Illuka.

Picture: Gary Warrick

 

KOALA habitats...

May 25, 2012

AUSTRALIA’S most symbolic mammal, the koala, has made a special appearance at Wacol Bushlands Reservenear Centenary Village.

 

While doing bushcare work at the Wacol Bushlands Reserve Frog Pond, Brett Malcolm, from the Wolston and Centenary Catchments (WaCC), notice...

May 23, 2012

Dr Bill Ellis is revered contributor to the Koala Land report. His knowledge and work towards the koalas survival and the conservation of its habitat is having a profound impact. Below is an interview by PBS Nature for the release of Cracking the Koala code.

 

Cracking t...

May 17, 2012

Class: Mammalia
Subclass: Marsupialia
Order: Diprotodontia
Family: Phascolarctidae
Genus: Phascolarctos
Species: cinereus

 

Size and weight:

Koalas average 27-36 in (70 to 90cm) in length and weigh anywhere from 9 to 20 lbs (4-9 kg). Females tend to be both slightly small...

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