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Landclearing
The Queensland government has introduced new land clearing laws that have enough loopholes to allow broadscale land clearing to continue unchecked. The Australian Koala Foundation has made a submission to the Vegetation Management and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 (available to read here ). Read more about the laws here .
Ian and I were at Quinlan's recently when 218mm (8.5 inches) of rain came down. This gave our creek much needed water after a long summer. EK1 (a fig tree planted at Quinlan's by the Nature's Path team in 2016) has now doubled in size. Talk next month. Deborah EK1 in April 2016 EK1 in March 2018
September is Save the Koala Month - and with six months to go - NOW is the time to start planning a fundraiser; to order a donation box for your workplace, school, or local shops; and to spread the word about Save the Koala Month 2018! Visit the STKM page for more information.
No Tree No Me
Dear Koala Lovers, Welcome to 2018 and I know it is going to be a great year for the AKF in our endeavours to find the way to enact the Koala Protection Act. Over the summer, I had quite a few weeks off and Mr Darcy and the rest of the troops loved having me around and vice versa. It was great to get away from the madding crowd. In Australia we have the most wonderful national public radio, and...
It has nearly been a year since these graphs were sent to the respective councils to request that they place a moratorium on all Koala Habitat Development Applications in their Local Government Area (LGA) and on the removal of any tree species that are needed for the long term future of the Koala in their LGA. It is time to revisit... KOALA HABITAT CHANGES SINCE 1788 - BRISBANE KOALA HABITAT...
Hello Koala lovers, 2017 seems to have gone very fast, and like all Australians I am looking forward to having some time off in our summer so that we can come back refreshed for 2018... continue reading
The Australian Koala Foundation would like to invite you to attend the Queensland Premiere screening of Cultivating Murder in New Farm on the 22 nd November. Deborah believes all members of the public should see this film. Cultivating Murder is a new feature documentary that tells the heart-wrenching story of the murder of Glen Turner, a public servant working for the Office of Environment and...
Read this entry in Deborah's Diary about a beautiful piece of Koala habitat.
Deborah was featured in a segment on Gardening Australia last weekend! The video can be viewed here: http://www.abc.net.au/gardening/video/default.htm?clip=http://mpegmedia....
Hello Koala Lovers, Over recent weeks I have been writing and meeting with the Queensland Government about the Koala Expert Panel Report which was supposed to be finished in June (now due in August) and of course about my concerns for Koala declines and the loss of habitat. AKF has, for years always tried to get up to date information on the Koalas that have been admitted to the Koala hospital...