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October 24, 2012

 

A koala bear (Phascolarctos cinereus).
CREDIT: Dr. Eveline Dungl – Tiergarten Schönbrunn

A checkered past for Australia’s koalas means that the tuft-eared marsupials have low genetic diversity — a sign of inbreeding.

 

Mating with kin is not unusual in animals with decli...

October 24, 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 Na...

October 24, 2012

 

 

 

Lisa Warren and her daughter Emily at the spot where they saw a koala swim across Stumers Creek. - Warren Lynam

WHEN Lisa Warren saw a koala wander out of the scrub and on to the beach at Coolum, she thought she was seeing things.

 

And when the furry little fella jump...

October 23, 2012

They are both sentinel species whose presence, absence, or relative well-being in a given environment is indicator of the health of its ecosystem as a whole. Here’s a great campaign called follow the frog which highlights the fact that, we don’t have to go all the way...

October 23, 2012

The animal kingdom is ripe with examples of society’s sex and gender norms being challenged in a range of species. Science has a long history of imposing a human centric filter, ignoring the fluidity and diversity of animal sexuality in the natural world.

 

It appears th...

October 19, 2012

Great koala count logo

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, wh...

October 19, 2012

koala spotted in a tree

In 1984 ABC’s Weekend Magazine program featured a story on the koala population of South Australia detailing the history and current health of the species.

Ironically, in 1984, they addressed the same issues the country is still addressing today.


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October 18, 2012

ANNUAL KOALA SURVEY

 

Koala sightings wanted!

20 & 21 October 2012

 

Redland City Council and the local Koala Action Group need your help with the annual Redlands Koala Count-a-thon Survey.

 

Please report all koala sounds or sightings in the Redlands during the survey weeken...

October 17, 2012

ONGOING concern over logging at Pine Creek prompted a notice of motion from the NSW Greens condemning the lack of action to protect the important koala population south of Coffs Harbour on Tuesday.

 

Greens forestry spokesman David Shoebridge described the logging operat...

October 16, 2012

 Chloe Bland has done a school project on saving koalas. Geoff Potter.

Seventeen-year-old Chloe Bland believes environmental responsibility goes hand in hand with the privilege of being a born and bred local.

 

The Year 12 Pengari Steiner school student’s first home was L...

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