Australian-first wild koala release program

2 May 2019
UQ’s Associate Professor Stephen Johnston said the koalas would move to a soft-release enclosure in Coombabah Lakelands Conservation Area on the Gold Coast where they could be monitored.

Two rescued koalas treated for a life-threatening disease will be released back into the wild by Queensland researchers as part of a project to help protect the threatened species and improve genetic diversity.

The Living Koala Genome Bank project aims to address the increasing threat of local koala extinction due to habitat loss and disease.

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