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 May 2021

Koala News & Science May 2021

Koala News & Science May 2021: Save Our Koalas Day of Action 5 June; 2800 koala trees planted on Raymond Island Vic; Queenslanders asked to participate in UQ survey about koalas; Koala Health and Habitat Workshop, northern NSW; New koala tourism facility progresses at Port Macquarie;Water For Wildlife launched in Lismore; Koala-suited protestors call on Forestry Corporation NSW to stop logging native forests; Greens introduce bill to support Great Koala National Park; $20,000 raised to care for koalas in Gold Coast. Latest Koala Science:Stephenson et al, Molecular Diagnosis of Koala Retrovirus (KoRV) in South Australian Koalas; Van Lange, A broader mind: concern with other humans, equality, and animals; Corcoran et al, Evaluating new technology for biodiversity monitoring: Are drone surveys biased? Feature Paper: Ellis & Bercovitch, Body size and sexual selection in the koala

Koala News & Science April 2021

Koala News & Science April 2021

KOALA NEWS & SCIENCE An informative monthly newsletter about successes & important announcements in koala conservation, and the latest scientific publications about koalas. April 2021 Subscribe here: https://mailchi.mp/808fc4af1ee0/koala-news-science Lots of...

Koala News & Science March 2021

Koala News & Science March 2021

KOALA NEWS & SCIENCE An informative monthly newsletter about successes & important announcements in koala conservation, and the latest scientific publications about koalas. March 2021 Subscribe here: https://mailchi.mp/808fc4af1ee0/koala-news-science 56,000...

Koala News & Science February 2021

Koala News & Science February 2021

KOALA NEWS & SCIENCE An informative monthly newsletter about successes & important announcements in koala conservation, and the latest scientific publications about koalas. February, 2021 Subscribe here: https://mailchi.mp/808fc4af1ee0/koala-news-science...

Koala News & Science: January 2021

Koala News & Science: January 2021

New 3D genetic analysis of koalas, First koala joey in Barrington Tops protected area, NSW, Saving koalas hot environmental topic of the year, Experts warn: LendLease risks losing investors over Mt Gilead NSW, NSW government commits to just 11 of 42 recommendations to protect koalas, Koala Myths busted, Koala detecting dogs on 2GB, Drones count koalas faster, new koala book supports Koala Hospital LATEST KOALA SCIENCE: Phillips Quantifying the impacts of bushfire on populations of wild koalas: Insights from the 2019/20 fire season. IN BRIEF: Fardell et al. Are physiological and behavioural responses to stressors displayed concordantly by wild urban rodents? FEATURE PAPER: Dargan (2019), The challenge for koala conservation on private land: koala habitat use varies with season on a fragmented rural landscape.

Koala News & Science December 2020

Koala News & Science December 2020

Koalas Need More Than a Population Census, Funding for koalas in grassy woodlands, New signs in Lismore alert drivers to koala hotspots, Confirmation of numbers of koalas lost to Black Summer bushfires, QUT trains drones to detect koalas, Trees planted for drought-affected koalas around Gloucester,
Habitat for koalas in south Gippsland VIC Koala Science: David S.L. Ramsey, Long-term fertility control reduces overabundant koala populations and mitigates their impacts on food trees; Caldwell, M, How cultural branding, story‐telling, and personification can save the iconic Australian koala. Lillo, Juan Gabriel Study into the intrinsic clearance of carprofen in selected species – with emphasis in the koala. Feature Paper: Benjamin D. Charlton, Cues to body size in the formant spacing of male koala bellows: honesty in an exaggerated trait

Koala News & Science November 2020

Koala News & Science November 2020

Koala news for November 2020: Senate to block fed govt attempt to hand environmental approvals to states, Review of forestry in NSW after EPA stands up against Forestry Dept., WWF launch Regenerate Australia & Koalas Forever, Port Stephens community to help koala research, Koala News & Science gets a regular radio timeslot!, Call for Mornington Peninsula residents to join koala corridor. Latest koala science: Real-time drone derived thermal imagery outperforms traditional survey methods for an arboreal forest mammal, Phylogenetic and geographical analysis of a retrovirus during the early stages of endogenous adaptation and exogenous spread in a new host, Feature paper: Leaf oxalate content of Eucalyptus spp. and its implications for koalas with oxalate nephrosis.

Gympie Council rushes through koala-killing law

Gympie Council rushes through koala-killing law

Gympie Regional Council have announced a last-minute decision to repeal two Temporary Local Planning Instruments that will lead to wholesale clearing of koala habitat, to be heard at this week’s council meeting on December 9. Local conservation groups are in shock.

Koala News & Science October 2020

Koala News & Science October 2020

Koala emails crash NSW parliamentary system; Scientists call for Biodiversity BOM; Water Stations For Wildlife still available; 4000 Koala trees planted on Mornington Peninsula, VIC; Port Stephens Koala Sanctuary opens NSW; WWF drones to spread eucalyptus seed in fire-affected areas; Primary School students protecting koalas at Delungra NSW; 9000 trees planted for koalas along rivers near You Yangs, VIC; Chlamydia vaccine for SE Qld koalas ; Research on bushfire injuries to koalas; Girl Guides plant 2000 koala trees in Blue Mountains NSW; Koalas counted by call in Bongil Bongil NSW; Mullumbimby High school students planting trees for koalas, NSW; Red Rebel Brigade takes koala message to Macarthur NSW. New science from Charalambous R & Narayan E; Dahlhausen KE et al; Quigley, B.L., Tzipori, G., Nilsson, K. et al and feature paper by Lunney, D., Matthews, A., Moon, C. and Ferrier, S. (2000)

Koala News & Science September 2020

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

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 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 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

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

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

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 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

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

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...