Tag: Koalas

Koalas are being left to die slow painful deaths during drought

Koalas are struggling to survive as their habitat is being destroyed and, as the koala is at the top of the pyramid, if you remove their habitat, every other species will also be wiped out. Sue Arnold speaks with wildlife warrior, Clare Gover.

FARMERS and farm animals are doing it tough out there.

But there’s little media about what’s happening to wildlife struggling to survive in a moonscape of cleared land, without food, shelter and water.

Clare Gover runs Return to the Wild, a rescue organisation in the Darling Downs,

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Koala wipe out: Government apathy and the STD killing our national icon

Koalas are in big trouble with disease now rampant in wild populations.

Dr Michael Pyne, head veterinarian at Currumbin Wildlife Hospital, says that one-third of Australia’s koalas have been lost over the last two decades, largely due to the spread of chlamydia, which now affects between 50 and 100% of wild populations.

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Pacific Highway koala holocaust

 

A nationally designated important population of koalas will shortly be subjected to starvation, dehydration, blasting, heavy vehicle traffic, loss of habitat, stress, noise, blasting, vibrations, bushfire risk, entrapment, and death — all sanctioned by the NSW and Federal governments.

Source: Pacific Highway koala holocaust

Tree clearing may have killed 180 koalas in Queensland in two years, says wildlife group | Australia news | The Guardian

World Wildlife Fund calls for public pressure on the Palaszczuk government to reduce habitat destruction

Source: Tree clearing may have killed 180 koalas in Queensland in two years, says wildlife group | Australia news | The Guardian