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February 27, 2014

February 25, 2014: In a surprise move, Queensland’s Sporting Shooters Association is turning a huge parcel of gun range property into a refuge for koalas to create the biggest koala habitat restoration project in the state.

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February 27, 2014

SHE was the grand lady of the gum trees in Port Macquarie’s central business district and was no stranger to mischief.


Last week, Port Macquarie Koala Hospital’s cheekiest girl succumbed to old age, but her legendary presence and ability to evade injury or death while...

February 27, 2014


Local inspiration: A Hello Koala sculpture with a Lasiandra Festival “look” created for the project by a Melbourne artist.


The Hello Koalas project, which is developing a “sculpture trail” of 50 artistically decorated koala sculptures through the Hastings region, is s...

February 26, 2014

Keeper Lindsay King fills the water container for one of the enclosure's inhabitants in 2013. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)

SAN DIEGO — A male koala, thought to be in the grip of spring fever, escaped from the koala enclosure at the San Diego Zoo on Tuesday and sca...

February 26, 2014

CONSERVATIONISTS have called on Environment Minister Andrew Powell to list koalas as a vulnerable species across the entire state.


The animal is listed as “threatened but of low concern” outside the state’s south east, where it is regarded as “vulnerable”.



February 25, 2014

Experts have recommended Queensland’s koala population be downgraded to ‘vulnerable’. Photo: Ian Waldie.


Fauna experts have recommended the conservation status of the koala in Queensland be downgraded and broadened to “vulnerable” throughout the state.


However, the rec...

February 23, 2014

The Moreton Bay Rail Link project team and the wider community take koala conservation and protection seriously. The new rail line will cross through existing koala habitat, and is likely to have impacts on the koalas living in those areas.


It is important koalas livin...

February 23, 2014

Threat to koala numbers: Roads and Maritime Services has been accused of endangering a rare ancestral koala population. Photo: Getty Images

A koala expert has quit after a NSW government backflip resulted in ecologists being phoned as they were surveying for koalas in t...

February 21, 2014

NOOSA koala campaigner Carolyn Beaton, who has been fighting a rearguard action to save dwindling koala numbers in the region, has taken heart from having two internationally renowned microbiology researchers now working out of the Sunshine Coast.


Buddina-based Profess...

February 21, 2014

WHAT do golf, a sub-tropical island and a wildlife rescue mission have in common? They share a koala tree planting project at North Stradbroke Island Golf Club.


The project began on February 2013 when Horizon Foundation Horticulture planted 226 Swamp Mahogany (Eucalypt...

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