You’re not going to believe this…

Pluto, the sub-alpine koala joey
We have just discovered a colony of koalas in the World Heritage Blue Mountains region, living at over 1000m. Not only that, but they were found on the top of a ridge in what most experts would class as poor quality and highly unlikely habitat. This is exciting news for koalas!

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Sad, sad news

Badger koala detection dog
Badger our beautiful scat detection dog, and stealer of hearts, has been diagnosed with cancer. Many of you have met him, either out on fieldwork or showing off to an audience at one of our community talks.

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Discovering Dark Koalas

finding dark koalas
You might have read about dark matter, and more recently dark DNA. Basically it's stuff that we know is there, but it's very hard to find. I've decided that koalas like those in the Blue Mountains are dark koalas...  

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Watch our Koala Project featured on Nine News

Some certain four-legged experts are now helping with Koala conservation efforts, with results proving significant. Watch this Nine News Story to find out more...

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The story of George of the Jungle, a Troublesome Koala

George of the Jungle in his natural habitat in the Blue Mountains
Koalas are not as dull as they seem. When you see them dozing in a tree they look like they don’t get up to much, but some of them have a secret life full of adventures. George the koala, one of our study animals, is a perfect example. We captured him back in September last year in Wollemi National Park, at the start of koala breeding season and we fitted him with a new GPS collar. You can read about some of his adventures here...

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Koalas, stubborn conservation dogs, and a shout out to our volunteers

volunteers trekking into wollemi
It's been a busy few months of fieldwork, as we work to expand our Blue Mountains Koala Project into new areas and new habitats. First up, I'd like to say thanks to all the dedicated volunteers that came out koala spotting with us in Wollemi National Park recently...

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Zeus the koala might be immortal after all..

There is a mixed record of success when it comes to treatment of chlamydia in koalas. Often the stress of being held in care combined with the disease symptoms means they don't survive treatment. So I was pretty nervous about re-catching Zeus and taking him into care for treatment, but we had to try..

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From eland to rhino, wildlife conservation in Africa

Elephant on the Zambezi River
After a successful reccy trip to Zambia late last year Science for Wildlife is currently working with partner organisations to develop a proposal to restore populations of locally extinct or depleted wildlife species in the Lower Zambezi area. The project is being undertaken together with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Zambia, the Department of National Parks and Wildlife, and local not-for-profit Conservation Lower Zambezi.

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Give a Science for Wildlife Conservation Card

Give the gift of giving this Christmas with a Conservation Card
Are you looking to give an environmentally friendly Christmas gift this year, that helps to conserve wildlife at the same time? Then visit our online store to choose from our Conservation Card range. We also have a beautiful wildlife calendar on sale...

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Groundbreaking new research into koala diversity

New research just out: Science for Wildlife is part of a project which uses new technology, whole-genome DNA to answer critical questions about koala conservation. To effectively manage koalas, we need to understand how different the populations across Australia are, and how genetically diverse they are or what their "fitness" level is. For example we know koalas in the south (Victoria) are bigger and have thicker fur than those in Queensland, because they are adapted to different climates. So we know not to translocate koalas from Queensland to Victoria, but we don’t ...

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