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March 30, 2013

Struck from 5oz of 99.9% pure silver, this is the first high relief coin crafted by The Perth Mint in this size and issued as legal tender of Australia. Depicting an Australian koala, no more than 5,000 of the impressive coins will be released.

 

The first high relief co...

March 28, 2013

David Tree, of Sam the koala fame, is finding life in his small town of Mirboo North difficult.

Picture: David Caird Source: Herald Sun

THERE probably was no more iconic image of Victoria’s hellish 2009 bushfires than that of a volunteer firefighter gingerly giving a bur...

March 25, 2013

PHOENIX — Some new residents of the San Diego Zoo paid a visit to the Good Morning Arizona crew Friday, including the star of the show: a furry koala named Burly.But zoo officials say the first thing that they remind kids is to not to call it a koala ‘bear’.”They’re ju...

March 22, 2013

Tourism Australia has launched another edition of itsannual Best Jobs in the World campaign, inviting young people to apply for job titles that include everything from “Chief Funster” to “Outback Adventurer” and “Wildlife Caretaker.”

 

Job descriptions are anything but o...

March 17, 2013

Nina Karnikowski decides it’s high time to get cuddly with an Aussie favourite.

I’ve never touched a koala. As an Australian, I’m almost ashamed to admit it. It seems on par with never having eaten a Vegemite sandwich, never having been sunburnt, or never having played...

March 15, 2013

Koala care: The Koala Hospital at Port Macquarie where volunteers work to treat injured and sick koalas before returning them to the wild.
Photo: Ben Rushton

Dog training is the latest desperate measure in the battle to protect Australia’s endangered koalas, with estima...

March 13, 2013

A long-running issue relating to the reliability of vegetation data is causing major tensions in North Hawks Nest. Planners, landowners and even scientists are now in dispute over the location of missing plots of feed trees in an undeveloped area of core koala habitat.

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March 11, 2013

In Thailand visitors at Chaing Mai zoo got the first look at a baby koala. The little fellow is seven months old. He just emerged from his mother’s pouch last night. He’s still clinging to her and his father stays nearby. The zoo says it will hold a contest to name him...

March 9, 2013

IT can be a bit overwhelming for a one-year-old koala who is now getting a taste of the world without mum.

 

Luca has recently been weaned and moved to “koala creche” at Taronga Zoo, where he needed a bit of a snuggle. But, without mum, he chose to cuddle on to the back...

March 6, 2013

The Queensland Government has released the Queensland Biodiversity Offset Policy.

 

The policy is a specific-issue offsets policy under the Queensland Government Environmental Offsets Policy and is administered by the Department of Environment and Resource Management.

 

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