With their prominent foreheads, low eye position and rounded body, koalas can seem almost baby-like. But is that enough to save them?
A detailed map of the koala genome is vital to understanding their susceptibility to disease, their genetic diversity, and how they may respond to new environmental pressures.
The federal government has ordered a national koala audit, but the animals are notoriously difficult to detect. But accurately counting koalas is critical to saving them.
The Brandy Hill Quarry expansion was approved under the weak environment laws of NSW. Now, the federal government must decide if it will proceed. The fate of many koalas is in Sussan Ley's hands.
The NSW coalition remains intact, but no one can miss the crack that has been repaired by superglue.
It's in everyone's interests to ensure our environment stays healthy – including farmers. What did the Nats think they'd gain from this destructive game of brinkmanship?
Koalas are notoriously difficult to detect. Traditional methods are costly and labour intensive. So we found a more efficient way to locate koalas in eastern NSW, using drones.
The Berejiklian government must step up to the challenge of saving koalas in NSW from their predicted fate: extinction in the wild by 2050.
Australian bats are getting unfairly targeted. Here’s why we should be giving them a fair go instead.
Researchers expected to find koalas killed by the fires. But they were heartbroken to find those that died afterwards from starvation, thirst or injury.
In a matter of weeks, the fires have subverted decades of dedicated conservation efforts for many threatened species.
Unprecedented fires are devastating koalas along Australia's east coast. These sudden drops in population put the survivors at risk of inbreeding.
During an emergency it's vital you know what your animals need, where you can take them and what your local rules are. Fortunately, there are plans in place and guidelines to help.
Huge gum tree plantations shelter big koala populations, but when the trees are cut down the koalas flood into nearby habitat.
Koala retrovirus is a menace to koalas, but by watching it at work scientists are finding out how the genome defends itself
A staggering 7.7 million hectares of critical habitat has been destroyed since environment laws were enacted - and 93% was not referred to the federal government for assessment.
Environmental protections in Australia are built on assumptions about where animals live – and it's harming our wildlife.
Did you know koalas rub noses to say hello?
Koalas can cope with the stresses of city life provided we plan urban developments in ways that help meet their basic needs.
The koala genome, published today, gives us new and valuable information to aid conservation of this marsupial. It identifies special genes that evolved to adapt the koala to its unique lifestyle.