The Australian Koala Foundation was pleased to announce that Minister Tony Burke has listed the koala as a vulnerable species in Queensland, New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory.However they believe that koalas should be listed in every state and are rallying to protect them in Victoria and South Australia.
Many of us glare through the glass at pet stores and think… oh I would really LOVE to have that cavoodle for Christmas. Look at its floppy ears and fluffy tail. Oh I want it now! PLEASE!
WWF Australia is auctioning off two family passes to the premiere of Happy Feet 2 to raise money for the Antarctic and the Southern Ocean.
The family passes include a red carpet walk with Robin Williams and George Miller who were part of the sequel.
WWF is working in the Antarctic and the South to create marine parks to protect penguins, seals, whales and albatrosses against climate change.
To bid on the tickets, go to the WWF website and follow the links.
A new study, published in the British Ecological Society‘s Journal of Animal Ecology, on the ‘arribada’ or mass nesting of the female olive ridley sea turtles, is the first to combine three different approaches – genetics, demography and behaviour. The results may help conserve the marine creatures in the future.
The study was led by Virginie Plot of the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) in France.
The olive ridley is a relatively small sea turtle, reaching a carapace length of 58-81 cm and a weight of around 41 kg. Its light-green shell is mottled with darker green, and its forelimbs are broad. Continue reading
Today I received an email about what happens behind the scenes of dairy farms.
To get the delicious fresh milk that we pick up at the local store, cows are kept pregnant and their calves are slaughtered just days after birth.
The Australian Government has a helpful guide to sustainable living.
It is called Living Greener and it has handy tricks and tips to live a sustainable future and help our planet!
From things like buying a fuel-efficient car, to composting; there are many different ideas to choose from (or maybe you can do them all!).
There are featured sections on saving energy, saving water, reducing waste, travelling smarter and taking action.
So if you are interested in looking after our environment and living a little greener at home, just jump onto the website and take a look around.
I was horrified by this story in the news.
In China, ugg boots are being produced for Australia using raccoon dog fur, an animal native to the nation.
This week I adopted a koala.
The Koala Hospital in Port Macquarie have sick and injured koalas to adopt and look after for a year or even five years.