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October 29, 2013

Here is some damning analysis and reporting by the Rainforest Alliance and the Rainforest Stewardship Council.

 

Australia’s biggest wood-chipping company admits koala mistreatment. WARNING: this report contains disturbing images.

 

Australian Broadcasting CorporationBroad...

October 28, 2013

We have long recognised that our iconic koalas are in danger of extinction on the far north coast and, despite having laws in place for 20 years to redress their decline, our governments collude to hasten it.

 

Governments of all persuasions have proven that they are wil...

October 24, 2013

Follow individual koalas from a small social group on an Australian island to learn just how a koala manages to survive and thrive on a diet poisonous to almost all other herbivorous mammals. From the miracle of marsupial birth to tender moments of discovery between mo...

October 23, 2013

 

KOALA RETROVIRUSES: CHARACTERIZATION AND IMPACT ON THE LIFE OF KOALAS

Joachim Denner and Paul R Young

 

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Retrovirology 2013, 10:108 doi:10.1186/1742-4690-10-108

Published: 23 October 2013

 

Abstract (pro...

October 22, 2013

Safe from harm: This mother koala and her joey were rescued from the fires near Maria River Road late last week.

Picture: Ken McLaughlin

WRAPPED in each others arms, a mother koala and her little joey clung to a wooden fence post as fire ravaged the bushland around them.

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October 18, 2013

A Landcare group is teaming up with local schools on a project to bring back koalas to a part of southern Queensland’s Lockyer Valley.

 

For the past 18 months, the Lockyer Valley Landcare group has been clearing a lantana-infested parcel of land near Withcott, east of T...

October 17, 2013

This story really highlights the need for wildlife corridors in new urban developments.

 

Dreamworld’s Al Mucci is on the frontline of koala conservation, yet he regularly sees sick, dead and injured wildlife on the way to work.

 

Here’s some slightly more upbeat documenta...

October 16, 2013

A koala caught in a rabbit trap in Melbourne’s south-eastern suburbs has been put down.

 

The koala was rescued from a tree at Langwarrin Flora and Fauna Park with its front paw stuck in the steel serrated-jaw of the trap.

 

Rescuers say the koala may have been attached to...

October 12, 2013

PHOTO: A koala sleeps in a tree in the bush, January 2013.(Flickr: Degilbo on flickr)

The iconic koala is renowned as a nocturnal tree-hugger that sleeps a lot and is fussy about which eucalyptus leaves to eat.

 

However, the latest research suggests efforts to save koala...

October 4, 2013

 

Ray and Murray Chambers from Sunshine Coast Koala Rescue talk about the realities of being wildlife rescue workers

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