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Projects & Campaigns


Update: Flood Affected Koala Food Tree Plantations

The 2022 flooding event impacted six of our seven plantations. Since the end of February, the plantation maintenance team have been working two mornings per week to clear flood debris and ensure access is possible for the leaf harvesters to collect food for the koalas in care.  Each plantation was affected on differing scales, our … Read more

Friends Of The Koala

2019-2020 NSW Bushfires – Koala rescue & Rehabilitation Publication

As data coordinator, I was thrilled to take the opportunity to work with Dr Dan Lunney, Honorary Scientific Fellow at the DPE. Through some funding, a project was set up to examine data around koala rescues, rehabilitation and release.  One of the data sets used for this project was the extensive Friends of the Koala data.  While … Read more

Friends Of The Koala

Our People & Wellbeing 

The last few years have been extremely challenging for everyone. Our team has been confronted with the horrific 2019-2020 bushfires, followed by the impact of the COVID pandemic, followed by the devastating floods that hit us very close to home only a few months ago. People are the most important part of our organisation, and … Read more

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Another successful koala habitat restoration project completed

A second three-year project funded by the NSW Environmental Trust has come to a close with the next stage due to commence in November.


Celebrating 3 years of Koala Watch

After 3 years our Koala Watch project supported by the NSW Environmental Trust has come to an end. Koala Watch aimed to …

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Enhancing koala corridors on Wilson River Floodplain

This project funded by the NSW Environmental Trust, aims to strengthen partnerships with Monaltrie (south of Lismore) land managers and Landcarers with the primary aim of addressing the risks to the koalas that were abundant on these sites. Financial support from Lismore City council of $30,000,  has enabled FOK to extend the corridor work on … Read more

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Restoring koala habitat on ‘Koala Island’ at Monaltrie

This project is a collaboration between the Saving our Species program, FOK, Monaltrie Landcare and Ngulingah Local Aboriginal Land Council (LALC). The aim of the project is  to deliver tangible and long-term results for NSW threatened species. This project site is targeting koalas and thorny pea. The bulk of the funding has gone towards cattle exclusion … Read more

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Installing wildlife friendly fencing on ‘Koala Island’ at Monaltrie

This program forms part of the Australian Government’s 2019 environment policy election commitment, Our Plan for a Cleaner Environment. It aims to support the environmental priorities of local community and environment groups in their regions and neighbourhoods, to recover and strengthen the environment and to build and strengthen local communities. The work will value add … Read more

Reducing the impact of Golden Rain trees in the Lismore area

Lismore City Council (LCC) and Friends of the Koala (FOK) are working together to reduce the impact of Golden Rain Tree on council reserves in Lismore. FOK have taken on the daunting task of restoring East Lismore’s urban bushland that is known Koala habitat and provides safe refuge for Koalas. This work is part of … Read more

Enhancing refuges & corridors for threatened species in Lismore

Funding was received in 2016 through the NSW Environmental Trust to restore Koala habitat and connectivity between remnants on public land in East Lismore. The project, Enhancing refuges & corridors for threatened species in Lismore, is funded for three years and covers seven sites with a total of 28 hectares targeted for restoration works. The … Read more