A demonstration has been sparked for this Thursday by the destruction of high value forest and koala habitat through illegal logging and road building in Environment Protection Zones (EPZ) near Limpinwood, between Chillingham and Tyalgum.
Limpinwood residents have been raising concerns regarding the logging that has commenced on over 800 acres of highly significant native forest that is affecting koalas. The land is owned by Hewittville Holdings and is believed to be part of a... Read More →
A state-government land purchase of 100 hectares to foster the Tweed Coast's koala population has been welcomed by Tweed Shire Council as a ‘rare and far-reaching opportunity’ for local koala conservation.
Survival of endangered koalas in and around the Cudgen Nature Reserve next to the proposed Kings Forest township would be threatened under a plan by the developer to reduce offset habitat and food trees.
Koala song monitoring is helping track and map koala populations and the North East Forest Alliance are calling on Premier Gladys Berejiklian to place a clearing and logging moratorium on the high quality habitat identified.
A regional plan aimed at protecting koala populations in the northern rivers will be launched tomorrow in Ballina at an event attended by mayors from local councils.
WWF-Australia has commissioned a report that finds more than 2.2 million hectares of koala habitat could be cleared under proposed changes to tree clearing controls in NSW. ‘That represents about ten per cent of the known or likely koala habitat... Read More →
Lyn Dickinson, Pottsville. An industrial-like men's shed in the middle of a koala corridor at Black Rocks near Pottsville, is a very contentious issue, which has divided the community for over two years. It is unconscionable that Office of Local Government advice was ignored and the granting of a licence for a men's shed at Black Rocks was put on the September council agenda.
Landholders in the north west of the Lismore local government area are being invited to take part in a project aimed at improving koala habitat.
Caitlin Weatherstone, ecologist and candidate for the Community Byron group. I am deeply saddened by the recent decision to approve the Pacific Highway upgrade at Wardell through core koala habitat.
Menkit Prince, Uki. In 2011 a huge Forest Red Gum and Scribbly Gums (used by koalas) were felled to make way for the Pottsville Medical Centre.
Lyn Dickinson, secretary, Threatened Species Conservation Society. Whilst you were sleeping, my partner David Norris, as instructed by Friends of the Koala, was checking out another very sick diseased koala in a tree on the southern edge of the Black Rocks sports field access road last week.
Almost 34,000 people, many from around the world, have signed a petition calling on Tweed Shire Council to revegetate a sports field south of Pottsville surrounded by koala habitat and corridors.
The newly released koala plan of management for the Pacific Highway section south of Ballina has drawn the ire of koala campaigners who say it is simply a method of managing the local colony into extinction.
David Norris, president, Threatened Species Conservation Society. Members of the Threatened Species Conservation Society Inc wish to thank the caring and dedicated volunteers of Friends of Koala who met at the Black Rocks sports field on Sunday, 7 February, to release a 12-month-old female koala (Lucia).
David Norris , president, Threatened Species Conservation Society, Pottsville. Tweed shire mayor Katie Milne and deputy mayor Gary Bagnall's consistent voting in favour of the environment is commended.
The Ballina Shire Council will approach the state and federal governments for funding to construct fences along local roads to protect koalas.
A Ballina shire councillor is hoping to gain support today for a motion calling on either the state or federal governments to fund koala fences along local roads in Ballina shire.
David Norris , president Threatened Species Conservation Society Inc . I refer to the editorial 'Bluesfest rejects claim it causes koala deaths' dated 22 January 2016.
Peter Noble & Bluesfest management team, Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm. We note with alarm that there have been claims by Dr Phillips that ’…of 20 surveyed koalas initially found close to the site of the northern NSW festival in 2010, none were alive today’. He said ’the noise from the festival, which stressed the animals and forced them to move, was the main cause of the deaths.’
Bluesfest director Peter Noble has rejected a koala expert’s claim that noise from the festival could be killing local koalas through stress, saying disease and wild dogs were most likely the cause of their deaths.
David Milledge, Broken Head. So, our local coalition politicians think that the provision of 700 nest boxes will compensate for the destruction of biodiversity resulting from the route proposed for the Broadwater-Coolgardie section of the Pacific Highway upgrade.
A longtime campaigner for the protection of the dwindling Tweed Coast koala population says there has been an alarming rate of death and disease of the animal around the Pottsville wetland area in the past year and is calling for urgent action to stem the decline.
North coast environment groups are calling on the Environment Protection Authority to abandon plans to overhaul logging regulations, which will dilute protections for koalas.
Victoria's fire danger rating is set to spike again as coastal residents count the cost of a brutal bushfire.