Koalas now “functionally extinct”

Koala’s to humans: We are not bears!

Saving the Koala: Australian Koala Foundation

Koala and her joey rescued after surviving Hinterland bushfire

report released by the Australian Koala Foundation says koala bears are now “functionally extinct,” which means their population has fallen below the point at which they can produce another generation of viable offspring.

There are no more than 80,000 of them left in the wild, according to the organization. Read more..

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Conserving the Wild Koala and its Habitat

The Australian Koala Foundation (AKF) is the principal non-profit, non-government organisation dedicated to the effective management and conservation of the Koala and its habitat. Our main goals are to refine and update the Koala Habitat Atlas mapping of all wild Koala habitat and to get the Koala Protection Act enacted to ensure Koalas and their habitat are protected. Read more..

And they’d be right. Though koalas are often called “koala bears,” they are not bears. In fact, they’re not even that closely related. Read more…

If koalas could talk, they might say: “Hey, humans. We’re not bears.”

Koala and joey rescued after surviving Hinterland bushfire

A heartbreaking photo has emerged from the Hinterland bushfires of an injured koala protecting her joey after fire tore through the area.

The koala and her joey were found late on Friday afternoon near Canungra by a local Police officer.

The mum had suffered burns – Read more..