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December 22, 2016

The Australian Koala Foundation is deeply concerned about the future of Australia's Koalas in the wild in south east Queensland.

Issues facing Koalas in the wild in south-east Queensland:

  • attacks by dogs and cats

  • their habitat is cleared to make way for houses a...

July 28, 2016

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 a...

May 27, 2016

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 A...

March 22, 2016

Photo: John Hamparsum

If you're going to do something, go large. At least, this is message from the South East Forest Alliance to the NSW Government.

 

Convenor of the South East Forest Alliance, Noel Plumb said “The (recently announced) Flora Reserves are welcome, howeve...

March 21, 2016

Dr. Stephen Phillips Discusses Research on Ballina's Koalas from International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) on Vimeo.

The Roads and Maritime Service (RMS) agency has recently submitted the Ballina Koala Plan to Environment Minister Greg Hunt.

 

A key metric to assure po...

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”.

 

Independent...

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 19, 2014

Members of the Bellingen Environment Centre (BEC) have combined with concerned community members and environment groups, to take “direct action” in their effort to stop the impending deforestation of compartment 26/27.

 

The activists have been increasingly frustrated by...

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