A wildlife park visitor has been accused of assaulting another man and threatening him with a knife after complaining that it was his turn to pat the koalas.
Kirsty Needham A koala expert has quit after a NSW government backflip resulted in ecologists being phoned as they were surveying for koalas in the bush near Wardell on the north coast and told to stop.
Tony Moore Fauna experts have recommended the conservation status of the koala in Queensland be downgraded and broadened to "vulnerable" throughout the state.
Nina Karnikowski Dog training is the latest desperate measure in the battle to protect Australia's endangered koalas, with estimates putting numbers in the wild below 50,000.
Speed limits should be lowered, wild dog controls tightened and research funding boosted to stop the decline of koala numbers, a Senate committee has recommended.
The seemingly lazy ways of Australia's koalas need to be preserved under federal laws, the Australian Greens say.
A Victorian population of koalas is being threatened by logging, a Senate inquiry has heard.
The NSW government is failing to protect koalas by allowing logging in remaining habitats, the opposition says.
Saffron Howden THE state Environment Department has approved logging of almost 2000 hectares of significant koala habitat contrary to its own guidelines, conservationists say.
A Senate inquiry has called for a $36million federal funding boost for koala disease research, and new ''koala friendly'' national guidelines for road upgrades and construction.
Josephine Tovey The bear pit went gaga over a visit from a koala today as the opposition called for the animals to be added to the national threatened species list.
Ben Cubby KOALAS are expected to be listed as a threatened species across parts of Australia from Monday, and some environment groups claim the government has excluded the marsupial from protection in certain...
Adam Morton Koalas will be offered greater protection in NSW, Queensland and the ACT, but not Victoria and South Australia under a decision announced today by Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke.
Rosslyn Beeby Australia's most "at risk" koala populations will now be protected under national threatened species legislation, federal environment minister Tony Burke announced this morning.
Peter Hannam The Coalition governments under Barry O’Farrell and Mike Baird have “declared war on the environment” since taking office in 2011, according to nine leading green groups in the...
Eucalyptus leaves are the main food supply for koalas, but there is a lot more to the tree than that.
Nicole Hasham Environmental laws that protect threatened species and limit how farmers clear native bush will be rewritten, prompting fears from conservationists that vulnerable plants and animals are under attack.
Nicole Hasham and Peter Hannam The NSW government is playing God: using an economic rationalist algorithm to decide which threatened animals it will save and which species it will not invest in protecting.
Kirsty Needham The amount of native forest cut down in NSW increased by 36 per cent last year but revenue from native forests fell by $11 million, new figures show.
Canberra has sweated through another scorching day.