Photo: A resident up close and personal with a Koala If you're at St Hedwig's Village, the simple solution is to wait for your friendly Wildlife Park to come to you. Featherdale Wildlife Park, as part of their Community Outreach Program, take their koalas to nursing homes, hospitals, lower socio-economic groups on occasion. Original Story Link: http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/blacktown-advocate/featherdale-reaches-out-to-the-wider-community/news-story/256491de90211
The author and illustrator of the Koala Land Report is holding an exhibition at Gympie Regional Council. On September 9, Michelle Daly, coordinator of the Gympie Koala Action Group, will be guest speaker. Entry is free. When: The exhibition is being held from September 6 until September 29 2016 Where Gympie Regional Gallery, 39 Nash Street, Gympie #tourism #art #localcouncil #koalafacts #conservation #community
The Mambo Wetlands were put up for auction on the 9th of June 2016. These wetlands contain remnant forest, pristine koala habitat, eagle nests, and all sorts of native wildlife and fascinating plant species. Not least, there are also known Aboriginal artefacts on site. On a side note, you can download 95 spectacular images of the Mambo Wetlands area, taken by Guy Innes, courtesy of this page: http://trra.com.au/?p=6129. Location of the Wetlands: http://www.whereis.com/nsw/sal
Sir Richard Branson has opened his Noosa home to a Koala conservation initiative at Makepeace Island. Working with Brett Godfrey (Makepeace’s co-owner), Professor Peter Timms, Dr Jon Hangar, the Makepeace conservation initiative will focus on reducing the mortality rate of koalas. The island is planned to be utilised as a koala holding enclosure, free from domestic and feral animals, and central to the Noosa region. Koalas will be transferred to the island for sampling, taggi
The Australian Koala Foundation (AKF) has written to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten, Nationals Leader Barnaby Joyce and Greens Leader Richard Di Natale recently to request their support for a Koala Protection Act. The Koala Protection Act is a piece of national legislation that has been formulated by the AKF in consultation with legal teams in Australia and overseas focusing on protecting Koala habitat. Current legislation focuses on the Koala
A loveable koala with fur the colour of the ocean and a passion for surfing and adventure was spectacularly revealed this morning as the mascot for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (TM) (GC2018).
Borobi - the indigenous Yugambeh language word for koala - will play a key role in welcoming the athletes of the world and bringing to life the true spirit of the Games.
It is the first time a koala has been chosen as the mascot of a major Australian multisport event.
GM of Life Sciences, Dreamworld Corroboree and the Commonwealth Games 2018 Indigenous Relationships Manager, Al Mucci, joined one of the amazing artists behind the incredible indigenous artwork seen throughout Dreamworld, Chern'ee Sutton as she announced her artwork will be featured on the hands and feet of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games new mascot, Borobithe Koala! Original Story. #news #community
Dr Stephen Johnston gave an impassioned presentation at the 2013 ZAAQ Conference hosted by Australia Zoo illustrating ways zoos, researchers and wildlife workers can save the koala in a collective community effort. The role of Queensland wildlife parks in the fine scale genetic management of captive and fragmented koala populations – Stephen Johnston, A Mucci, W Ellis, M Pyne and J Seddon. You can see more photos from the conference below. #community #conservation #koalaresea
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. Source : http://news.optuszoo.com.au/video/queensland-firing-range-to-become-to-koala-refuge/ GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES NEW KOALA REFUGE The State Government has announced a new refuge for koalas near Ipswich. In an agreement with the Sporting Shooters Associat
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 on one of her adventures will be among the fond memories of those who knew her as Garage Girl. At 20 years of age, Garage Girl was one of the region’s oldest koalas and a popular visitor to the treetops at St Th