News and Events

Keep up with the latest news and events happening around Wild Koala Day and the conservation of Koalas in the Wild.

Koala News & Science September 2020

September 2020 newsletter about successes & important announcements in koala conservation, and the latest scientific publications about koalas: The week koala wars broke out in Australia, 25 million trees to be planted in Australia; Koalas amongst species to be considered for uplisting to endangered; WWF report quantifies koala decline in NSW firegrounds; New Koala hospital at Werribee VIC; Bangalow Koalas have planted 53,586 trees this year NSW; and Crowther et al: Comparison of three methods of estimating the population size of an arboreal mammal in a fragmented rural landscape; Robbins et al: Koala immunogenetics and chlamydial strain type are more directly involved in chlamydial disease progression in koalas from two south east Queensland koala populations than koala retrovirus subtypes. Markwell: Getting close to a national icon: an examination of the involvement of the koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) in Australian tourism

Koala News & Science July 2020

Positive koala news and recent scientific publications for July 2020 including finding koalas with drones, tree planting at Bathurst & Port Stephens NSW, improvement to koala conditions at Gunnedah, new video series about koalas NSW Mid Coast, WIRES support for koala research, Koala road sign competition

Koala News & Science May 2020

KOALA NEWS & SCIENCE An informative monthly newsletter about successes & important announcements in koala conservation, and the latest scientific publications about koalas. May, 2020 New tracking for bushfire-affected koalas NSW 24 May Science For Wildlife...

Koala News & Science April 2020

KOALA NEWS & SCIENCE An informative monthly newsletter about successes & important announcements in koala conservation, and the latest scientific publications about koalas. April, 2020 Wild Koala Day May 3 is going to be big! Organisers are calling all to...

A Noosa koala story, part 8

by Bernard Jean Day 8/10 Eighth day out of 10 of posting the story and photos of a beloved wild koala and others from Noosa National Park (NNP), before International Wild Koala Day on May 3rd, 2020. Today we’ll explore what happened in Tea Tree Bay – Noosa National...

3 new koalas together in Noosa NP

By Bernard Jean 07/10 Seventh day out of 10 of posting the story and photos of a beloved wild koala and others from Noosa National Park (NNP), before International Wild Koala Day on May 3rd, 2020. Today we’ll explore what happened in Tea Tree Bay – Noosa National...

EurekAlert mention Wild Koala Day

Respected scientific news agency EurekAlert have published the University of Sydney's latest koala research, featuring observations by Koala Clancy Foundation/Echidna Walkabout.  More here: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-05/uos-ttt050120.php

Wild Koala Day Yahoo news

Wild Koala Day mentioned as part of Sydney University koala study on Yahoo news Read more here: https://au.news.yahoo.com/koalas-rely-trees-water-study-230007849--spt.html

Sydney Uni mentions Wild Koala Day

The University of Sydney have released their latest koala publication on Wild Koala Day. The paper, by Dr Valentina Mella collates observations made in the You Yangs, VIC by Echidna Walkabout & Koala Clancy Foundation, and from the Liverpool Plains, NSW. Read...

Eurobodalla Koalas interviewed on ABC Radio

LINK TO RADIO INTERVIEW RECORDING 1st May 2020 Below is the link to our 1st May 2020 interview with Sophie Longden on ABC South East Radio leading up to Wild Koala Day. This is the full 3.5 hour breakfast program. Our interview is very late, so move the cursor along...

Landcare Victoria mention Wild Koala Day

Landcare Victoria have an entry for Wild Koala Day on their website.   Read more: http://lvi.org.au/latest-news/member-news/wild-koala-day-%E2%80%93-virtual-event-3-may-2020/    

What is international Wild Koala Day?

by Ali Wunderman, USA Australia’s mascot animal has been through a lot lately. Earlier this year, koalas suffered through bushfires, and now, a pandemic has everyone’s future feeling a little undecided. Koalas deserve a day to be celebrated, which is why Wild Koala...

Wild Koala Day in Gympie Times

  Congratulations to the team at Koala Action Gympie for securing this article in the Gympie Times. Read more: https://www.pressreader.com/australia/the-gympie-times/20200429/281582357784359

A wild koala story from Noosa, part 6

by Bernard Jean Day 6/10 Sixth day out of 10 of posting the story and photos of a beloved wild koala from Noosa National Park, before International Wild Koala Day, May 3rd, 2020. Today we’ll explore what happened in Tea Tree Bay after Mornington’s disappearance on...

Crochet a Koala pouch

Crochet a handy koala pouch to keep your bits and bobs in this Sunday Wild Koala Day May 3!   Free pattern here: Crochet Koala Pouch

A beloved wild koala from Noosa National Park

by Bernard Jean Day 5/10 Fifth day out of 10 of posting the story and photos of a beloved wild koala from Noosa National Park before International Wild Koala Day, May 3rd, 2020. Today we’ll explore the 2018 photos of Mornington in Tea Tree Bay Noosa National Park,...

Make your own koala for Wild Koala Day

Make a soft koala toy for yourself or the kids!  Please try to make it from a cotton, wool or natural fibre sock to prevent microplastics entering our oceans and harming whales, albatrosses and sea turtles. Details here:

Wild Koala Day mentioned in Germany

Wild koala day mentioned in this German travel blog. Read more: https://www.reisebineblog.de/20471/vielversprechende-prognosen-zum-wild-koala-day-am-3-mai/

How to see wild koalas in Noosa

by Bernard Jean Day 4/10 Fourth day out of 10 of posting the story and photos of a beloved wild koala from Noosa National Park (NNP), before International Wild Koala Day, May 3rd, 2020. Today we’ll explore the 2015 photos of Mornington in Tea Tree Bay (TTB), Noosa...