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Australian animals on the brink of extinction

Two of the most unique among them is the koala, the teddy bear of Australia, and the emu, Australia's largest bird. Landcare Australia, an organisation … [follow link to original story…]

Koala habitat in northern NSW destroyed by logging, environmentalists claim

The report titled Clearing Koalas Away by conservationist Dailan Pugh, says more than 23,000 hectares of koala habitat near Coffs Harbour has been … [follow link to original story…]

Environmental annihilation — brought to you by Roads and Maritime Services

Right now, the survival of koalas on the North Coast of NSW, identified as the stronghold of koalas in the State, is perilous, with extinction the only … [follow link to original story…]

Update on Section 10 of Pacific Highway upgrade

Section 10 of the Pacific Highway upgrade is now well under way. This has been a controversial issue as it crosses the Blackall Range and bisects a critical koala habitat. Whilst residents and FOK lost the fight to secure a different route, FOK is determined to work with the RMS to ensure minimal impact on … Read more

Farewell from Lorraine

After 15 years of Presidency of FOK, Lorraine Vass resigned from both the Presidency and FOK’s Management Committee on 30 June. Although she’ll retain a keen interest in koalas, Lorraine wants to spend more time with husband Rick and enjoy a less frenetic time than 24/7 work for koalas. We asked her to tell us … Read more

Dog and koala rescued from abandoned Queensland mine shaft

A dog and a koala have been rescued after the unlikely pair somehow managed to get themselves stuck down a disused mine shaft in Ipswich. [follow link to original story…]

Picture of Koala Hugging Mom Shows Species’ Plight

Earlier this month, a heartwarming photo of a young koala grasping its mother resurfaced from years prior and went viral among animal lovers. [follow link to original story…]

Friends of the Koala wins Award for Excellence

At the second National Koala Conference organised by Port Macquarie Koala Hospital, at the official dinner on Saturday 3 June, the Hospital announced a number of inaugural Awards to be awarded every two years. To the delight of members of Friends of the Koala attending the conference, we were awarded the Golden Leaf Award of … Read more

World leaders in looking after marsupial mates

“Koala sperm doesn’t freeze well. However, researchers find it easier to detect when female koalas are in heat.” The UQ team’s expertise in this area … [follow link to original story…]

Important event to discuss koalas

Koala conference: There will be presentations on current research into diseases, drugs, translocation, regional koala projects, future predictions, … [follow link to original story…]