News from the field

A female koala being released after capture
We have been crazy busy in the field for the last few months, and want to share with you some news from our Blue Mountains Koala Project. Firstly, we have the first joey from one of our study animals! The joey's mum was fitted with a collar last summer as part of our pilot project, and since then has mated and produced a bundle of cuteness. He or she is named "ears" for now by one of the team who spent many hours at the base of the tree waiting to get these photos.

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Want to stretch your knowledge of our native wildlife?

dingo
Sorry that we can't bring you more on drop bears, but we can invite you to share in brand new information on some of our fascinating native species. Attend a workshop to learn how to spot koalas and where to look for them in the Blue Mountains region (including how to track koalas stealthily by scats/poop), or attend a screening of two new films on apex predators; dingoes and eagles. The events are happening across Sydney and the Blue Mountains. Here are the details, bring a friend. (Thanks to the facebook group "the drop bears" for the headline news)

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The nose knows – the science is in on wildlife sniffer dogs

the nose knows
Scientists have for the first time tested wildlife detection dogs to see how they perform in different habitats, and the results are very impressive. Wildlife sniffer dogs are trained to find the scats (poo) or scent of hard to find wildlife species. As threatened species continue to drop in numbers, they become much harder to find and conserve. Detection dogs are a potential solution to that problem. Listen to ABC Radio National, or read all about it...

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The Blue Mountains Koala Project on the Channel 9 Today Show
Our Blue Mountains Koala Project just featured on Channel 9's the Today Show. Watch the Today Show clip and listen to Sarah from the Wilderness Society spreading the word about the plight of our koalas. The Wilderness Society is partnering with Science for Wildlife and donating a portion of the proceeds from their WildEndurance event to the koala project. Are you up for a 50km or 100km walk in the Blue Mountains? If so, get a team together, hike your heart out and raise funds for our fluffy icon at the same time. Or if you prefer the couch on weekends and want to let ...

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Welcome to our post-grad researchers..

welcome to our post-grad students
Welcome to our 2015 post-graduate research students (from left); Alice McGlashan, Scott Bevins, Raquel Chun and Stephanie Glasby. This talented crew are helping to answer some important conservation questions...

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Up, up in the sky, it’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s..

a high altitude koala! And we thought Drop Bears were elusive. We spent much of last year stalking the even rarer Blue Mountains koala…

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Proud to be part of the IUCN World Parks Congress in Sydney!

Delegates from eleven countries learnt about our work in the Blue Mountains.
Six thousand delegates from 170 countries converged on Sydney last week as part of the IUCN World Parks Congress, a once in a decade event. Science for Wildlife was proud to be part of it, and helped to kick things off ...

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Exciting news from our Blue Mountains Koala Project!

We have found a hot-spot of Blue Mountains Koalas during fieldwork last week! We need your help to get larger scale surveys underway...

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Join The Great Koala Count!

It’s on again, get outdoors with the rest of Australia and join in the annual Great Koala Count between the 7th and 17th November! You can download the smart phone Biotag app here, or report your sighting online. Results will be shared with everyone who participates.

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Welcome to our Global Partners

We are delighted to welcome San Diego Zoo Global as Project Partners for our Blue Mountains Koala Project. With their generous support of radio-tracking collars and project funding, we can now initiate ecological studies to find out where koalas are living and what habitats they need to survive...

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