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Koalas Getting Killed = Less Protection?

  The Referral Guidelines for the Vulnerable Koala were recently released by the Federal Government.  What are referral guidelines? In short, these guidelines are about making things easier for Government. They reduce Government’s workload by limiting...

Bongil Bongil Nonsense

    What great news – volunteers will be planting Koala food trees in Bongil Bongil National Park just south of Coffs Harbour in New South Wales. They will be “tree parents”. What a great concept! Not only will Tree Parents plant 600 trees,...

Bogabbri Offsets

Q: WHEN IS AN OFFSET NOT AN OFFSET?   A: When the rules change and the offset area gets developed.   Like me, I bet you thought that offset areas are permanent. The NSW Biodiversity Offsets Policy for Major Projects (2014) states, as one of its principles,...

Why We Are Opposed To Offsets

Environmental Offsets & Koalas     The Australian Koala Foundation is totally opposed to Koala habitat ‘offsets’    So, what is an environmental offset?  It’s the term used when you’re supposedly offsetting the...

Koalas and Disease Nonsense

KOALAS & DISEASE   There are two major diseases that are thought to be impacting Koalas: Chlamydia and Koala Retrovirus (KoRV).  Studies show that both have likely been with Koalas for thousands of years.  KoRV may have been invading the Koala germ...

Forestry Vs Koalas

DOES FORESTRY ACCREDITATION PROTECT KOALAS?   You might remember the controversy that erupted in July 2013, when the ABC’s 7:30 Report revealed that thousands of Koalas were being killed and injured during logging operations in Victoria (see the story...

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