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Australian Koala Foundation Chair calls on Prime Minister to repeal the outdated Regional Forest Act 2002

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Canberra, ACT – The Australian Koala Foundation (AKF) has today released new research exposing the underbelly of the logging industry across Australia, revealing the stronghold it continues to have on our political leaders. Amongst the findings of the report was the extensive reach and sheer recklessness of the Regional Forest Agreements (RFAs). These agreements, struck … Continued

Dr. Bob Brown signs on for Koala March

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Long-time wildlife advocator and highly respected environmental figure Dr. Bob Brown has thrown his support behind the Australian Koala Foundation (AKF)’s upcoming event – the Koala Army’s March for Creatures Great and Small. In the AKF’s latest Urban the Koala video released this morning, Dr. Bob Brown urges Australians to get behind the cause and … Continued

Rare footage reveals intimate family lives of blue whales

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The intimate family lives of blue whales, including a blue whale nursing its calf underwater, has been revealed in extraordinary footage captured in a project led by an international marine ecologist from Charles Darwin University (CDU) and Australian National University (ANU).  Marine scientist Dr Karen Edyvane, who is an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at CDU, an Associate Professor … Continued

HSI celebrates historic win for sheep as live exports to end

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The legislation to phase out live sheep exports by sea from Australia by 1 May 2028 has passed in the Australian Parliament with a majority vote in the Senate. This is historic progress for animal welfare in Australia and will help safeguard the welfare of millions of Australian sheep for years to come.  The Albanese … Continued

Conservation scientists use AI to count flamingos

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Counting half a million flamingos using machine learning helps establish the significant conservation importance of the Makgadikgadi Pans in Botswana.   Scientists from UNSW Sydney’s Centre for Ecosystem Science have found a way to use artificial intelligence to accurately count hundreds of thousands of flamingos in Botswana, making future surveying of numbers of this iconic … Continued

Ending Live Sheep Export Bill: Report Released

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The Australian Parliament’s Agriculture Committee has presented its advisory report for its inquiry into the Export Control Amendment (Ending Live Sheep Exports by Sea) Bill 2024, which will end the live sheep export trade by sea by 1 May 2028. The inquiry examined the provisions of the bill, including the authority for Commonwealth spending to assist those impacted … Continued

Australian Koala Foundation research calls for urgent protection of Victorian Koalas, amid flawed Koala Management Strategy

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The Australian Koala Foundation (AKF) has today released a research paper outlining deep concern about the critical issue of habitat loss across Victoria, the true threat to koala populations. The Victorian Government’s Koala Management Strategy (VKMS) released in May 2023 completely misses the mark in securing the future of Koalas across the state.  “The current … Continued