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Tag: Koalas

Port Stephens koalas ‘isolated’, according to new study

A new DNA study has revealed koalas in Port Stephens have limited gene flow, due to their isolated habitats. The research was commissioned by the World Wide Fund for Nature-Australia (WWF), as part...

Parliamentary Secretary sacked after koala policy vote

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Catherine Cusack, has been sacked by NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian. It comes after Ms Cusack crossed the floor at Parliament yesterday (Thursday 19 November) to vote against the...

Approval of Brandy Hill expansion “a heartbreaking decision”

A community group that sought to protect koalas in Port Stephens has been left devastated by the approval of the Brandy Hill Quarry Expansion project.

Minister Ley approves Brandy Hill quarry expansion

The Brandy Hill Quarry Expansion Project has been given the green light. Minister for the Environment Sussan Ley says strict new conditions have been attached to the high profile project in a...

From drones to phones: how technology is aiding the Hunter’s koala crisis

Drones are providing a new boost in the fight to protect the region’s koalas. A parliamentary inquiry in June estimated that 5,000 koalas likely perished in NSW due to the bushfires that ravaged...

Campaign to save koalas under global spotlight

The plight of Port Stephens’ koalas has gained some A-list support as the local community and some Australian celebrities rally behind a cause to save vital habitat at Brandy Hill. They are calling...

UPDATE: Minister Ley delays Brandy Hill decision

Federal Environment Minister Sussan Ley has delayed her decision about Brandy Hill quarry expansion until Tuesday 13 October. It comes after the release of an expert report that showed the project would harm...

Charity remains dedicated to koalas welfare

Volunteers at Port Stephens Koalas remain dedicated to protecting local wildlife months after deadly bushfires tore through the area. There were concerns surrounding the native animal’s extinction when the summer fires ravaged about...
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