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August 19, 2022 National Koala Disease Risk Assessment

The Koala Health Hub (in collaboration with Wildlife Health Australia and the IUCN) has recently completed a national Koala Disease Risk Assessment (KDRA). This is the first disease risk analysis to examine disease risk for an Australian wildlife speci … Continue reading National Koala Disease Risk Assessment

February 4, 2022 Vale Jo Griffith

It is with great sadness that we report that one of our alumni, Dr Jo Griffith, passed away this week from cancer. Jo completed her PhD in 2010 in the Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney with Damien Higgins, Paul Canfield, Mark Krockenb … Continue reading Vale Jo Griffith

January 10, 2020 Bushfires

Links and resources for bushfire response and koala care

September 1, 2019 Community Wildlife Survey 2019

We are on the lookout for wildlife across NSW. If you’ve seen brushtail possums, platypus, wombats, koalas, spotted-tailed quolls, or a few of their neighbours, we want to know. Our Community Wildlife Survey is now open. … Continue reading Community Wildlife Survey 2019

October 12, 2018 Protocols for collecting samples and data from koalas.

A set of protocols and accompanying forms and instruction have been developed by KHH with the support of the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment’s Saving our Species Program, and with broad consultation. Protocols cover non-invasive (s … Continue reading Protocols for collecting samples and data from koalas.

May 8, 2018 NSW Koala Strategy

The NSW Koala Strategy sets out actions for the first three years of a longer-term vision to stabilise and increase koala populations across the State. During this first phase the NSW Government have committed $44.7 million to stabilise koala populatio … Continue reading NSW Koala Strategy

June 25, 2017 Development of the NSW Koala Strategy

The NSW Government is developing a NSW Koala Strategy. As part of this process, the government invited input on what should be included in a whole-of-government NSW koala strategy to stabilise and then start to increase koala numbers. From December 201 … Continue reading Development of the NSW Koala Strategy

January 20, 2017 Victorian Bluegum Plantations

Thousands of koalas have made private bluegum plantations their home and the plantations are now ready for harvest, posing serious issues for plantation owners, government and koalas.   Victoria Dept of Environment, Land, Water and Planning IFAW p … Continue reading Victorian Bluegum Plantations

January 20, 2017 NSW Biodiversity Legislation Reform

The legislative framework for native vegetation management, private land conservation, threatened species and other protected native animals and plants in New South Wales is being reformed (More info). The changes are complex and highly contentious. … Continue reading NSW Biodiversity Legislation Reform