Researchers believe a poo transplant could be the secret to ensuring koalas can survive into the future.
With koala habitat under threat in a number of areas, conservation efforts have looked at relocating koala populations as a way to preserve them. …
[ Brisbane Times] … 
ONE of Australia’s best-loved comedians and local resident Jimeoin will be one of the stars of a Koala Comedy Fundraiser on September 11 at Bangalow A&I Hall.
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With work expected to commence later this month on the $3 million koala hospital at Anna Bay, Port Stephens Koalas (PSK) has taken delivery of three rescue/triage cages designed to carry and transport sick and injured koalas.
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A lengthy Parliamentary Inquiry into the future of koalas may take too long to ensure their survival, writes Sue Arnold.
THE FIRST PUBLIC HEARING of the NSW Upper House Inquiry into koalas began on Friday 15 August, with the usual collection of bureaucrats from the former Office of Environment and Heritage now incorporated into an Environment, Energy and Science Group — the Department of Primary Industries and Environment.
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Vicki Lett is a long-time wildlife carer and still struggles when she sees the level of pain animals experience when they are injured in a bushfire.
“They found [the koala] scrabbling in the sand on one of their tracks; they actually lifted it and put it in an esky and brought it back to their house”
“We collected it and took it to a local vet where it was given pain medication and sedated … a decision was taken it was too badly burnt to continue.”
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Environmental groups say they hope a new inquiry into koalas in New South Wales will make protecting the animal a priority.
Nature Conservation Foundation chief executive Chris Gambian said a joint submission with 11 other environmental groups called on the Government to adopt stronger laws.
“Our politicians in NSW really have a simple choice that they have to make,” he said. “They can be the generation that sees the rapid decline of koala numbers and possibly the extinction of koalas in NSW, or they can be the generation that decides that we are going to do the urgent and necessary work to protect their habitats and restore native forests. … 
On alert: Koala Hospital volunteers remain on alert for injured koalas and other wildlife as bushfire continue to erupt throughout the Mid-North Coast. [Port Macquarie News]
Koala Hospital volunteers are keeping a keen eye on the bushfire situation across the Mid-North Coast, and particularly the Lindfield Park Road blaze. … 
Warning distressing content: Amid warnings that koalas could be extinct in NSW in 30 years, the best minds in animal protection are meeting to try and save the species.
As koala habitat is cleared for housing and logging, dead and dying koalas are an increasingly common sight for motorists on country and suburban roads. … 
Koala populations are facing increased threats across NSW with even the healthiest colonies at risk as critical habitat is destroyed, and the climate grows hotter and drier, a parliamentary inquiry has heard. … 
In a move to keep them off the road, a koala grid will be installed as part of the Picton Road fencing already in place. …