A recent study published in the journal Wildlife Research has discovered that Koalas are smarter than the average bear. The study was implemented to test the effectiveness newly installed wildlife crossings specially installed by the Queensland Government between 2010 and 2013. Koalas are generally tree-dwelling creatures, but are prone to move along the ground in search of new food sources, water and mates. Without wildlife crossing they are at the mercy of whatever traffic
Bridie Schultz, PhD student at UQ School of Agriculture And Food Sciences has found that it is possible to store viable koala sperm at 5°C for up to 45 days after collection. “Being able to store semen longer will benefit many important koala management projects, such as disease detection, national and international transportation, and overcoming the need to synchronise semen collection to the onset of female koalas being in heat,” she said. “This length of chilled storage su
Cheyne Flanagan has been recently quoted by AFP that Koalas are facing 'death by 1000 cuts' through habitat loss brought about by urban development. Cheyn Flanagan is clinical director at the Koala Hospital in Port Macquarie. Image Source: Yahoo7 News (see link below). For more information: https://au.news.yahoo.com/world/a/31774991/hairy-future-for-australias-beloved-koala/#page1 #news #conservation #planningrequirements
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
A koala fondly referred to as "Chris" has recently lost his life to what is believed to be a domestic dog attack. The koala had been fitted with a tracking collar. Jenny McKay, Environmental Portfolio Councillor, has stated that dog owners needed to take greater responsibility for their animals to prevent their potential to cause harm to our important wildlife. Image: courtesy of Sunshine Coast Daily. Source: http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/dog-kills-chris-the-koala
THE Nature Conservation Council of NSW (NCC) has cautioned that the NSW Government's proposed Biodiversity Conservation enactment will prompt the elimination of koalas in the state's west. The proposed changes are tipped to debilitate the local vegetation insurance laws and trigger an expansion in land clearing which, in tandem with the effect of climate change, will lead to koala extinction in western NSW. Story By: Leonie Blain | 23rd May 2016 3:56 PM Source: http://www.dai
The South East Queensland Koala Population Modeling Study audit, a report covering almost 10,000 square kilometers, was given to the State Government last August. More than 80 per cent of the koala populace has vanished on the Koala Coast, in and around Brisbane, since 1996, the report found. The report likewise discovered more than 50 per cent of the koala population had vanished in the Pine Rivers district north of Brisbane amid the same period. Story By Stephanie Smail | U
The Wilderness Society has denounced the NSW government's draft nature laws as a farce that will allow koalas' homes to be bulldozed while adding to our greenhouse gas emissions. NSW Premier Mike Baird promised that any law changes would enhance “the state's biodiversity for the benefit of current and future generations” but the draft conservation laws are full of exemptions that will allow huge tracts of habitat to be cleared, including habitat for endangered species such as
AN expert panel to protect koala populations will be established as a “matter of urgency”, despite the fact a report highlighting the need was released nine months ago, Queensland’s Environment Minister Steven Miles says. The move follows a damning University of Queensland study, commissioned by the Newman LNP Government, analysing data from the Southeast Queensland Koala Monitoring Program between 1996 and 2015. The report found koalas in Southeast Queensland were particular
Three koalas arrived at Pairi Daiza on Saturday morning, the Zoo announced in a press release. Their arrival, which was initially planned on the 24th of March, was delayed due to the Brussels and Zaventem attacks.
The three marsupials arrived at the Zoo at 7.40 am on Saturday morning. They came from Brisbane, after a journey of 16,000 km. The females, Carina, Coco and Zelda, “are doing really well, and settling into their new surroundings”.
They will be kept in quarantine