Please support our emergency bushfire appeal for koalas.
Help us to save a nationally significant koala population.
We rescued 12 koalas ahead of bushfires in the Blue Mountains, and have just released them back into the wild. Now we need to monitor them to ensure they settle back in ok. By radio-tracking them, they can also tell us more about how koalas use the landscape after fire and where to look for more survivors.
Four of our five koala study populations were burnt in the massive bushfires in December and January. We’ve lost potentially thousands of koalas. 80% of the World Heritage Area was burnt.
We are winding up our emergency response work doing search and rescue for koalas and putting out food and water for other species, as the bush starts to slowly recover (read more here). Now we need to undertake surveys to find survivors, and plan for longer-term population recovery.
We expect more intense and frequent fires under climate change, so we will be working with land managers to help ensure koalas have a future.
To learn more about these unique and special koalas that occupy the vast Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area check out our Project Page
To make a donation, the link below will take you to our secure payment systems. All donations over $2 are tax deductible for Australian Residents.
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