News tagged with koalas

Hundreds of starving koalas killed in Australia

Close to 700 koalas have been killed off by authorities in southeastern Australia because overpopulation led to the animals starving, an official said Wednesday, sparking claims of mismanagement.

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Saving the little Aussie battler

Efforts to save the koala should focus on the availability of habitat and food resources under a changing climate, according to a University of Queensland researcher.

Jan 20, 2015
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Research shows SA koalas with high disease

University of Adelaide research has shown that South Australian koalas may have a much higher prevalence than thought of the two key infectious diseases threatening koala populations across Australia. The findings have important ...

Nov 25, 2014
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How many visitors can a Koala bear?

(Phys.org) —Koalas can become stressed by noisy and up-close encounters with human visitors, a University of Melbourne study has determined.

May 19, 2014
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South Australia's citizens make koalas count

Results from South Australia's Great Koala Count have been published with researchers giving "citizens' science" the thumbs up for helping determine koala distribution and abundance through the State's first koala database.

Apr 30, 2014
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Koalas in danger as Aussie temperatures soar

Australia's native koala could face a wipeout from increasing temperatures unless "urgent" action is taken to plant trees for shelter as well as eucalypts to eat, a study found Thursday.

Oct 03, 2013
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The koala: Living life on the edge

Koalas living at the edge of their natural habitat range behave differently to those living well within in it, finds a study published in the open access journal Movement Ecology this week. The research has im ...

Sep 16, 2013
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