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Help us double the number of koalas across eastern Australia by 2050.

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Help us double the number of koalas across eastern Australia by 2050. 

 

The koala is the quintessential Australian animal, known globally, much loved and facing a crisis. As one of the world's most iconic animal species, we are on a mission to double the number of koalas across eastern Australia by 2050.

Koalas already faced potential extinction before the bushfires because of deforestation, but now the fires have pushed them to the brink. They are an integral part of the Australian bush, but sadly, being iconic is not enough to save the koala from the threat of extinction.

WWF-Australia is determined to turn this tragedy around, and we need your help. With the right investments and decisions, we can double the number of koalas in eastern Australia by 2050! Our plan is not just to bring koalas back across eastern Australia but to give them the chance to thrive, not just survive.

Plus, for every koala we assist, we help hundreds of other species.

During the bushfires, we promised Australia that we’d build greater wildlife response capacity. We provided urgent and immediate funding across a number of fire-affected states while fires were active to do just that. We’ve also provided support and capacity boosts to wildlife veterinarians and carers.

Now, we are continuing to provide training support to upskill more wildlife veterinarians. And we have worked to identify landscapes where wildlife were left to suffer for longer than they should have.

We are working to ensure that no injured animal has to wait longer than two hours to receive veterinary care in future emergencies. We’re starting with those areas where priority threatened species need our help most.

A critical next step will be directing our efforts to boost the wildlife response capacity in key landscapes across eastern Australia where our koalas are most threatened, and where the recovery potential is greatest.

To achieve this, we will need to invest in bolstering the capacity of wildlife hospitals in priority areas, starting with hospital upgrades as well as mobile veterinary units. And, we will work to develop a legacy, state of the art wildlife hospital that will meet the high standard of care for Australia’s injured wildlife whilst providing an immersive community education experience.

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Annie the koala gets her bandages changed © WWF-Australia/Veronica Joseph

© WWF-Australia/Veronica Joseph

Help us build a network for their future

In order to protect our koalas of the future, help WWF-Australia build a network of new wildlife and koala hospitals and to expand and modernise an existing koala clinic into a life-saving wildlife surgery.
Mother koala with joey on her back © Shutterstock / Alizada Studios / WWF

Restore the northern rivers koala corridors with us

Plant a tree. Save a life. We will be planting up to 100,000 koala habitat trees across 100 km+ of koala corridors. This will vastly improve the ability of koalas and other wildlife to disperse across fragmented landscapes between forested areas.
Drone © WWF-Australia

© WWF-Australia

Help us create new koala habitat corridors via drone direct seeding

A gift from the skies. We’re planting seeds not from the ground, but from above. We will be using innovative, high-tech advancements in technology, to create new koala habitat corridors via drone direct seeding at scale to restore koala habitat in the NSW Northern Rivers region.

Creating greatness - help us create the 'Great Koala National Park'

50,000 hectares of new national park in high-priority koala habitat in state forests along the northern coast of NSW.
Australian Koala Hugging A Gum Tree ©Jackson Photography - stock.adobe.com

©Jackson Photography - stock.adobe.com

Hiker walking in the Australian bushland ©Leah-Anne Thompson - stock.adobe.com

©Leah-Anne Thompson - stock.adobe.com

Aid us in establishing the 'Great Koala Tourism Trail'

Let’s walk the walk. Help WWF-Australia in building a beautiful koala habitat eco-tourism trail from sunny Sydney to the Sunshine Coast.

Building the WWF Land Fund to create new private koala safe havens

We will support landowners to manage their properties for their natural values to provide a safe haven for koalas.
Australian Koala And Her Cute Joey ©WWF-Australia / Jackson Photography / stock.adobe.com

©WWF-Australia / Jackson Photography / stock.adobe.com





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