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Christmas comes early for koala colony thanks to community work

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KOALA LOVERS ARE celebrating after almost 200 hectares of prime habitat near Port Macquarie were put beyond the reach of property developers. NSW Environment Minister Matt Kean announced this morning the government, with a $3.5 million contribution from Koala Conservation Australia, had bought a 194ha block of forest next to Lake Innes Nature Reserve.  The purchase follows a long community campaign

Queanbeyan wild birds, rescue and release

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DESPITE ITS NAME, the area of operation for Wildcare Queanbeyan covers 22,000 square km of the region surrounding the ACT, from Bredbo in the south to Collector in the north; Warri in the east to Young in the west. Throughout this vast area, volunteers work tirelessly to assist sick, injured,

Commonwealth protects Platypus, Koala, Swift Parrot, Greater Glider habitat

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HUMANE SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL (HSI) has congratulated the federal government for a positive move this Christmas season as Federal Environment Minister Sussan Ley announced new habitat protections. The listing of River-flat eucalypt forest on coastal floodplains of southern New South Wales and eastern Victoria as a Critically Endangered Ecological Community sees more than 20,000 highly

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