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Save The Koala Day

Koala and WWF-Australia are raising awareness for Save the Koala Day

A wild koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) climbing in its natural habitat of gum trees © Shutterstock / GunnerL /WWF


Save the Koala Day

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Koala and WWF-Australia have been in partnership for five years, unified in a common goal to protect threatened and endangered wildlife.


And that’s why this Save The Koala Day, Koala is closing for good… a good cause, that is.


Working together, WWF-Australia and Koala are raising awareness for this quintessential and much loved Aussie icon that is facing a crisis.


Earlier this year koala populations on Australia’s east coast were officially uplisted to Endangered. Habitat destruction, climate change and extreme weather events like bushfires and floods pose significant dangers to koalas’ survival.


More than ever, we need your help to raise awareness of the plight of koalas and other endangered wildlife in Australia. Without action, east coast koalas are at risk of disappearing altogether.


Here’s how you can get involved and show your support

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ADOPT A KOALA

By adopting a koala today, you can help wildlife carers and medical facilities care for sick, injured and vulnerable koalas. Your support will also help to create wildlife corridors to help them move around safely and protect their forest homes for the long-term.


Adopt A Koala

DONATE: Help to double koala numbers

It’s official. East coast koalas have been uplisted from Vulnerable to Endangered. The time to act is now before they’re lost forever. Make a tax-deductible donation today to help protect and restore habitat, create koala safe havens and boost the health of our remaining populations.


Give Now
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ACT: Use the ‘My Backyard’ tool to email your local representative

Did you know there could be koalas or other threatened wildlife living near you? Use WWF-Australia’s ‘My Backyard’ tool to discover what animals need protection in your area and email your local representative asking for urgent action. Protecting bushland areas in an effort to save koala populations also protects the habitat of a wide range of threatened wildlife including gliders, quolls, birds, and reptiles, so it is vital we take action to protect plants and animals who live in our backyard.


Take Action

LEARN: Listen to our podcast, Scat Chat with WWF

Join WWF-Australia and comedian Carlo Ritchie on our new podcast as we get to the bottom of what fascinating things scat (or poo) can teach us about the animals that made it, the homes they live in and the problems they face. Be sure to check out our episode on koalas to learn more about the threats they face and how you can help.


Listen Now
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About our partnership

 
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Unified in a common goal to protect threatened and endangered wildlife, Koala and WWF have been in partnership since August 2017. The partnership aims to inspire and educate Koala’s customers about the work of WWF to protect wildlife, such as stopping activities including excessive tree-clearing that puts iconic species and habitat at risk.


In addition, Koala and WWF have also worked together supporting green sea turtle conservation and the Kangaroo Island glossy black cockatoo. Learn more here.

 

 

 

 

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If you have any questions about your donation, please do not hesitate to contact our friendly Supporter Services team either by email: enquiries@wwf.org.au or call 1800 032 551

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