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An Upper House inquiry into the state’s koala habitats and population gets underway

Environmental groups say they hope a new inquiry into koalas in New South Wales will make protecting the animal a priority. Nature Conservation Foundation chief executive Chris Gambian said a joint submission with 11 other environmental groups called on the Government to adopt stronger laws. “Our politicians in NSW really have a simple choice that … Read more

Port Macquarie’s Koala Hospital volunteers keep watch over bushfires

On alert: Koala Hospital volunteers remain on alert for injured koalas and other wildlife as bushfire continue to erupt throughout the Mid-North Coast. [Port Macquarie News] Koala Hospital volunteers are keeping a keen eye on the bushfire situation across the Mid-North Coast, and particularly the Lindfield Park Road blaze. … [follow link to original story…]

‘There is hope’: Inside the race to save koalas from extinction

Warning distressing content: Amid warnings that koalas could be extinct in NSW in 30 years, the best minds in animal protection are meeting to try and save the species. As koala habitat is cleared for housing and logging, dead and dying koalas are an increasingly common sight for motorists on country and suburban roads. … [follow … Read more

NSW’s koalas ‘in crisis’ as threats rise on many fronts, inquiry told

Koala populations are facing increased threats across NSW with even the healthiest colonies at risk as critical habitat is destroyed, and the climate grows hotter and drier, a parliamentary inquiry has heard. … [follow link to original story…]

North West koalas not protected despite NSW Koala Strategy, ecologist says

IN TROUBLE: Protecting core koala habitat is key to the survival of Australia’s much-loved marsupial, a Tamworth ecologist says. Allowing broad-scale clearing again after 30 years of protection is “a real slap in the face for the family of Glen Turner, who gave his life trying to stop illegal clearing at Croppa Creek”, a Tamworth … Read more

South Coast koalas turn to Go Fund Me for water

Concerns that the major threat to koalas on the South Coast is not being acknowledged or addressed have led to a community Go Fund Me campaign … [follow link to original story…]

Koala carnage continues with ‘healthy’ male struck by car

"The koala was spotted two days ago sitting in a park but nobody called it in until … Mr Jean said the koala was a "big, otherwise healthy" male. [follow link to original story…]

‘Show me the money’: MP chasing election promises

"It has been more than four months since the March 23 election and the Northern Rivers Wildlife Hospital and Friends of the Koala remain in the dark … [follow link to original story…]

Koala spotted taking morning walk on popular Port Macquarie breakwall

The assistant clinical director of the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital, Scott Castle, said volunteers from the organisation went out to check on the koala, … [follow link to original story…] Key Points A koala surprised early morning walkers, when it walked along a popular breakwall path in Port Macquarie The sighting prompted renewed concerns about … Read more

Watch out for koalas and other wildlife this spring

Be alert for koalas and other wildlife on local roads with the onset of warmer weather. That’s the message from Council ahead of spring when animals and birds are more active. … [follow link to original story…]