The Importance of Volunteers to our Wildlife Conservation Mission

One of Science for Wildlife’s core values is Collaboration. We value the involvement of others as it ensures we deliver the highest quality conservation outcomes, enables us to connect communities to wildlife, helps build stewardship for conservation in the local community and also allows us to apply our research to on-ground conservation action. Without our volunteers, many of our projects and initiatives would not be as effective and in some instances, not possible at all. Who are our volunteers and what role do they play? Our volunteers come from a variety of differ...

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You’re not going to believe this…

Pluto, the sub-alpine koala joey
We have just discovered a colony of koalas in the World Heritage Blue Mountains region, living at over 1000m. Not only that, but they were found on the top of a ridge in what most experts would class as poor quality and highly unlikely habitat. This is exciting news for koalas!

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Sad, sad news

Badger koala detection dog
Badger our beautiful scat detection dog, and stealer of hearts, has been diagnosed with cancer. Many of you have met him, either out on fieldwork or showing off to an audience at one of our community talks.

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Watch our Koala Project featured on Nine News

Some certain four-legged experts are now helping with Koala conservation efforts, with results proving significant. Watch this Nine News Story to find out more...

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The story of George of the Jungle, a Troublesome Koala

George of the Jungle in his natural habitat in the Blue Mountains
Koalas are not as dull as they seem. When you see them dozing in a tree they look like they don’t get up to much, but some of them have a secret life full of adventures. George the koala, one of our study animals, is a perfect example. We captured him back in September last year in Wollemi National Park, at the start of koala breeding season and we fitted him with a new GPS collar. You can read about some of his adventures here...

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