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Northern Rivers koala population

Local news round-up – October

Northern Rivers Koala Count Thank you to all you Citizen Scientists who joined our first ever official Northern Rivers Koala Count – we hope to make this an annual event. Koala counts are a crucial part of koala protection. They can provide us with a greater understanding of the size of our koala population here … Read more

Sustainability and koalas

Sustainability Day 2023

The last Wednesday of every October is Sustainability Day – on 25th October this year – and an opportunity to raise awareness about why sustainability is important to everyone living on our planet – including our beloved, iconic koala! What is sustainability and why is it important? Sustainability is the ability to exist and develop … Read more

Save more koalas - plant more trees

Plant more trees and save more koalas

How can we save more koalas for Save the Koala month? By planting more trees! Unfortunately, habitat availability and habitat destruction is the single greatest threat to the survival of koalas and as part of Save the Koala month, Friends of the Koala aims to raise awareness for what is one of the core objectives … Read more


Local news round-up for September

Get ready for the great Northern Rivers Koala Count! Together with Northern Rivers Koala Partnership – which includes local Councils of Ballina, Byron, Kyogle, Lismore, Richmond Valley and Tweed – we are asking you to look for koalas and make a special effort to report sightings on our website. Our week-long initiative runs from September … Read more

Hanging out at East Coraki

East Coraki second community planting day

Friends of the Koala’s second community planting day will take place on Saturday 19th of August and we invite you to join us! Our second community planting day is again made possible thanks to the Australian Government’s grant for its ‘Hanging out at East Coraki: Koalas thriving in an agricultural landscape’ – project. Our first … Read more

Koala in wild habitat

A big win for koala habitat in Goonellabah!

We are delighted to report a recent win for koalas. Wins don’t happen very often, especially when it comes to urban development versus habitat. A win every now and then gives us hope and strength to continue our work to save the koala for future generations. Friends of the Koala strongly opposed a planning permission … Read more

Wild koala Northern Rivers NSW

Forest logging win

This is incredible news for all of us in Australia and worldwide who are fighting to protect Australia’s endangered species! In Victoria and Western Australia, native forest logging will end by 2024, six years earlier than previously planned. This is a major win for wildlife and humans alike. Australia’s Native Forests Australia’s native forests are … Read more

Ruthven UniSC vaccination project

Ruthven University of the Sunshine Coast (UniSC) koala vaccination project

Research projects are essential in helping us to understand koala health and biology and how to provide long-term protection of koalas in the wild. We are excited to participate in a new collaborative research project with the University of the Sunshine Coast (UniSC) and the Department of Planning and Environment vaccinating wild koalas at Ruthven, … Read more

Hanging out at East Coraki

Coraki Planting Project

Friends of the Koala is excited to have received a grant from the Australian Government for its ‘Hanging out at East Coraki: Koalas thriving in an agricultural landscape’ – project and to be running the first Community Tree Planting Day on Saturday May 20th. The area is being overpopulated. The koalas survive on food trees … Read more

Friends Of The Koala

National Eucalypt Day 2023

Happy National Eucalypt Day – 23rd March 2023! This year marks ten years of National Eucalypt Day. Find out why we are all nuts about gums (eucalyptus trees)! Multiple species of eucalypt According to the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, the term ‘eucalypt’ includes approximately 900 species in the three genera Eucalyptus, Corymbia and Angophora. … Read more