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Koala News - March 2024

Good results in Toowoomba Koala Count QLD
The 3rd annual volunteer koala count, run by Save Mt Lofty, recorded 215 koalas across the region in November 2023. Learn more about the project here:

NSW Environment Awards on 27th March
Nature Conservation Council are running an NSW Environment Awards Night on 27 March. Tickets, in person and virtual are available.

Koala habitat protection can’t wait in NSW
Land-clearing rates tripled across NSW in 2018 to 2021 and the NCC’s Jacqui Mumford says it's way past time for a plan to protect what remains.

Plibersek urged to refuse Vulcan South Mine, central QLD
Vitrinite’s  Vulcan South Coal Mine in the Bowen Basin in central Queensland would be licensed to destroy 770 hectares of koala habitat and over 1000 ha of Squatter Pigeon habitat.

Big tree planting targets require support, Northern Rivers NSW
Bangalow Koalas are seeking donations to help them plant 80,000 koala trees & shrubs in 2024.

Register property for Koala habitat works NSW
Greater Sydney Landcare are seeking landowners in Appin/Wilton and Campbelltown areas willing to assist in revegetation or habitat improvement.

Overview of koala chlamydia by Peter Timms
University of Sunshine Coast’s Prof Peter Timms summarises chlamydia, vaccines and treatments in this easy to read article.

How dogs are helping wildlife across the world
Koala-sniffer dog Bear joins canine heroes in Africa, the Americas and Europe and in this article.

Another 3,500 koala trees for Gympie QLD
Koala Action Gympie Region have received a grant that will fund the planting of 3,500 koala trees in the region.

Watch the Logan Koala Forum 
A video of the recent koala forum organised by Griffith University is available to watch online.

Landowners sought for revegetation for koalas in Maude, Russells Bridge, Teesdale VIC
Koala Clancy Foundation are seeking properties with river and creek frontage for revegetation projects in the next few years.

Credit: News from Koala News & Science, by Janine Duffy, Koala Clancy Foundation & Cheryl Egan, Wild Koala Day