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Time to stand for koalas – if you care

Aslan Shand. The logging of the high-use koala habitat in the Braemar State Forest is due to start this Friday 13 and the call is going out for people to … [follow link to original story…]

Wauchope Public School students help save koalas and design sculpture

Five students from Wauchope Public School have had the opportunity to participate in stage 1 of the Koala Smart Project competition held by the … [follow link to original story…]

The devastating bushfire image that said it all

Thinking of that hurt and homeless koala mum protecting her baby, it becomes easier to magnify that loss as felt by the families in the Hinterland. [follow link to original story…]

Work begins on Port Stephens koala sanctuary

PORT Stephens' koala colony is "on its knees" according to a volunteer group that rescues the marsupials and has helped spearhead the construction … [follow link to original story…]

New rapid DNA test to diagnose chlamydia infection in koalas

A new DNA test to detect chlamydia infection in koalas which can be run in the field and gives on-the-spot results within 30 minutes has been developed in a research collaboration between QUT and University of Queensland (UQ) researchers. … [follow link to original story…]

Poo transplant allows koalas to stomach bitter pill of habitat loss

Researchers believe a poo transplant could be the secret to ensuring koalas can survive into the future. With koala habitat under threat in a number of areas, conservation efforts have looked at relocating koala populations as a way to preserve them. … [ Brisbane Times] … [follow link to original story…]

Preserving koala habitat is no laughing matter… usually

ONE of Australia’s best-loved comedians and local resident Jimeoin will be one of the stars of a Koala Comedy Fundraiser on September 11 at Bangalow A&I Hall. [ Byron Shire News ] … [follow link to original story…]

Port Stephens Koalas uses grants to purchase triage cages

With work expected to commence later this month on the $3 million koala hospital at Anna Bay, Port Stephens Koalas (PSK) has taken delivery of three rescue/triage cages designed to carry and transport sick and injured koalas. [ Port Stephens Examiner ] … [follow link to original story…]

Parliamentary red tape hinders the survival of koalas

A lengthy Parliamentary Inquiry into the future of koalas may take too long to ensure their survival, writes Sue Arnold. THE FIRST PUBLIC HEARING of the NSW Upper House Inquiry into koalas began on Friday 15 August, with the usual collection of bureaucrats from the former Office of Environment and Heritage now incorporated into an … Read more

What toll do bushfires have on native wildlife in an increasingly urbanised landscape?

Vicki Lett is a long-time wildlife carer and still struggles when she sees the level of pain animals experience when they are injured in a bushfire. “They found [the koala] scrabbling in the sand on one of their tracks; they actually lifted it and put it in an esky and brought it back to their … Read more