Queensland koala funding diverted to rollercoaster could be much better spent, experts say

Queensland koala funding diverted to rollercoaster could be much better spent, experts say

The Queensland government’s decision to quietly divert $2.7m from what it had previously promised would be a state-of-the-art koala research facility to build a rollercoaster instead was a public relations disaster. But the Queensland Conservation Council director, Dave Copeman, is not mourning the loss of the jettisoned Future Lab wildlife research centre at Dreamworld, nor […]

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‘Sliding towards extinction’: koala may be given endangered listing as numbers plummet

‘Sliding towards extinction’: koala may be given endangered listing as numbers plummet

The koala is being considered for official listing as endangered after the summer’s bushfire disaster and ongoing habitat destruction on the east coast forced the government to reconsider its threat status. The iconic species, which is currently listed as vulnerable under national environment laws, is among 28 animals that could have their threat status upgraded, […]

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