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Save the Koala Month

September is Save The Koala Month which culminates on Save the Koala Day on the 30th September. It is a great opportunity to raise awareness about koalas and their habitat, the threats they face and how we can protect them. Here at Friends of the Koala our goal for September is to increase understanding about … Read more

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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

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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

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National Koala Conference 2023

The National Koala Conference held in Port Macquarie was well attended by Friends of the Koala representatives including by our Patron, veterinary team, volunteer coordinator, several team coordinators, habitat restoration project managers and management committee members including our President.  The Hon Penny Sharpe MLC, Minister for Climate Change, Minister for Energy, Minister for Environment and Minister for Heritage … Read more

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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

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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

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Introducing Joey Buddies

a subscription full of koala facts, games and mischief from the joey koalas at Friends of the Koala

Friends of the Koala Research and Diagnostics Laboratory

Research & Diagnostics Laboratory

We are incredibly excited to be able to announce that we are very close to opening a brand new Research & Diagnostics Laboratory! The new lab will enable us to maximise the potential for rescued koalas to be accurately treated for disease in our hospital with in-depth, rapid diagnostic information to support disease control and … Read more

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Life-changing Legacy

Creating a will is a great way to ensure your possessions go where you want them to, so the people you love are well looked after. And while you are doing this, you could choose to include a gift to a charity or cause of your choice. You may be aware that in Australia we … Read more