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Photographer Brad Mustow has teamed up with Friends of the Koala to share an exhibition of his wonderful pictures of baby koalas at the Creative Artisans Gallery in Ballina this month, with money raised from the sale of framed prints and postcards going to help the iconic but threatened marsupials.
The leading koala conservation organisation in the Northern Rivers say it is ‘deeply concerned about the alarming rise in the number of koalas hit and killed by cars in the region’.
This morning at the entrance to the Yarratt State Forest, near Taree, a Mad Hatter’s tea party celebrating World Environment Day on a logging road, stopped a truck heading into the forest.
The Nationals’ candidate for the seat of Ballina in this month’s state election has defended practices labelled ‘pork-barrelling’ in the lead-up to a Meet the Candidates forum in Byron.
The Animal Justice Party (AJP) says that this election will decide the fate of koalas and the AJP candidate for the Seat of Tweed, Susie Hearder, has organised a protest outside the office of Geoff Provest MP today, World Wildlife Day, at 10am to highlight the issue
Yesterday in Sydney the public gallery in the NSW lower house of parliament was packed with citizens hoping to hear their representatives support the community's calls for an end to the logging of our public native forests.
A Byron local says a dead wallaby found on Belongil beach last Saturday had all the hallmarks of a dog attack, and is calling on the public to be more vigilant and for authorities to step up to help protect native wildlife.
A whole community can expel a sigh of relief at the breaking news that months of distress and sadness can now become part of history – this morning the Minister for Crown Lands, Steve Kamper, has announced that services providers for aged care are advised that Expressions of Interest (EOI) are now open for Feros Village Byron Bay.