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Koala killed by car on northern NSW highway an image photographer says ‘people had to see’

It’s hard to look at, but this photo captures the reality facing Australia’s native wildlife every day. Photographer Harrison Warne, 21, took this photo of a koala killed by a car on the New England Highway, near Armidale, in northern New South Wales. But it wasn’t the only native animal he saw dead on the … … Read more

Animal rescue services unite to assess the damage to habitat and animal life after the Big Hill Trail …

A team from the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital, Port Macquarie-Hastings Council and National Parks and Wildlife Service hit the scorched earth on Tuesday … Port Tree Fella has donated its services to the rescue effort using a crane to assist wildlife teams retrieve stressed and injured koalas from trees. [follow link to original story…]

Lismore’s koalas ‘plagued with disease’

LISMORE’S koalas are “plagued with disease and need more habitat”, according to a new report. The Koala Habitat and Population Assessment 2017 was recently commissioned by Lismore City Council to determine the distribution and abundance of the south-east koala population. The report also … [follow link to original story…]


Two baby koalas in the Northern Rivers have been nursed back to health, after significant blood loss, due to tick infestations. Rescue group Friends of … [follow link to original story…]

Greens slam North Coast forest energy proposal

The Greens have slammed a forest bioenergy proposal for the North Coast labelling it ‘madness’ and ‘dead koala power’. … “Koala populations are plummeting across NSW and rather than looking at serious ways to protect our precious koalas, like supporting the Great Koala National Park plan, we see … [follow link to original story…]

$140k for Australia Zoo’s animal rehab and koala habitat restoration works

A re-elected Palaszczuk Labor Government has pledged $140,500 to support Australia Zoo’s animal rehabilitation and koala habitat restoration work. … “Wildlife Warriors are doing fantastic work on the coast and further afield protecting our native animals, especially koalas,” Mr Miles said. [follow link to original story…]

Koala conservation: Tree clearing kills more than 5000 in four years

A just released WWF briefing paper reported at least 5184 koalas were killed between 2012 and 2016 due to bulldozing of habitat across the state. Figures show koala deaths have increased from 503 in 2010-11 to 1796 in 2015-16 because of loss of habitat. RSPCA Queensland CEO Mark Townend … [follow link to original story…]

Baby koala infested with 100 ticks

Mafeking, a young koala who was found on the ground covered with more than 100 ticks, has been recovering well at Friends of the Koala after a … [follow link to original story…]

K9 Koala Program protects koalas from dog attacks

Dog trainer Steve Austin (right) gives Kate McKinnon and Jimmy the golden retriever the thumbs up in their final assessment. Dog owners and their … [follow link to original story…]

North coast’s biodiversity hotspots ‘again under threat’

‘Both Ballina and Tweed councils have asked the state government to give them a consent role in forestry in an attempt to better protect koalas and … [follow link to original story…]