Tag: koala

Koalas’ bushfire care under the microscope

The world was shocked by images of animals fleeing last summer’s bushfires, or left homeless, injured and dehydrated in their aftermath, and the images that involved koalas were among the most heart-rending. It is estimated that tens of thousands of koalas died in the bushfires across eastern and southern Australia, […]

Team maps koala genome

In a joint project that is also likely to benefit the conservation of other threatened and endangered species, a team of researchers from the Australian Museum, the Queensland University of Technology, Australia Zoo, the University of New South Wales’ Ramaciotti Centre, and the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital, recently announced it […]

Extinction fears held for koala

Developers may be placing koalas at their greatest ever risk of extinction according to conservation groups. The ABC reported that it has obtained a copy of the Federal Government’s draft guidelines regarding how industry determines if its activities will affect habitat. Critics of the guidelines claim the proposed amendments will […]