Flux was spotted in a row of trees by a road in East Coraki shortly after the second floods (April 7, 2022) by one of our rescuers. He was not alone; there was a female in another tree. Both displayed severe signs of cystitis (very wet and stained bums). When both were found in the same … Read more
Every Koala Counts
“Every Koala Counts” documentary selected for International Social Change Film Festival in Los Angeles Late last year Friends of the Koala commenced production of the FOK history project as part of its activity to celebrate a 35-year history that has tended to over 5,000 sick, injured and orphaned koalas, released 30% of them back to the … Read more
Welcome to the team!
Friends of the Koala Management Committee are pleased to announce Silva Everaers as our new interim General Manager! Silva starts her new role mid-July. Silva joined the Management Committee in October and moved into an HR manager role for 1 day a week in May. She has thrown herself into the organisation taking on a … Read more
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
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
Our Koalas: Pala’s Story
Pala has been in care since April and is our newest joey to join FOK Kindy. He was found by a member of the public walking through a paddock in Larnook. Startled by a barking dog, the baby koala ran out of the grass and straight up the man’s leg – did he think the human was a tree!? Unfortunately, no … Read more
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
Koala Habitat & Private Land Conservation
A new collaborative project offers an exciting opportunity to restore and protect high quality koala habitat in perpetuity….
Dimples the koala: A tale of resilience
Dimples first came into care in January 2020, she was only 8 months old when her mother was tragically killed by a car hit. The little joey was thrown off her mother’s back, grazed and bruised but otherwise ok except that she was now an orphan. FOK was called to retrieve the little koala. Soon … Read more
We are hiring!
Friends of the Koala is looking for an interim manager for 6 months, who is excited to join the organisation 3-5 days a week to look after our most important asset: Our People. What will you do? Support, develop and lead our people HR & recruitment Day-to-day operational management Process optimisation Strategic planning & budgeting … Read more