The Voice for Koala

Koalas are a much loved, uniquely Australian species, but right now they are in big trouble. All across Australia, predators, disease and rapid urbanisation pose big threats to koalas, whose numbers have dwindled by 90 per cent since European settlement. nationwide.

In Queensland, more than 3/4 of viable habitat has been lost in recent decades, resulting in a critical situation for the state’s koalas.

The Queensland Koala Crusaders Inc was formed in 2012 to be a voice for this much loved Australian animal. We are working to help stem the rapid decline of wild koala populations across the state, and to help find sustainable solutions to ensure a promising future for koalas.

We invite you to join us in working to create koala-friendly communities across Queensland, characterised by a proactive, collaborative and humane approach to koala conservation efforts.  There are many ways to get involved to help save this Aussie icon.   

Watch the latest exciting News for koalas in Noosa!

 

  • From the blog

    Koala Chat June 2016 - Sir Richard Branson takes a stand

    Here at Queensland Koala Crusaders we've long sought a public persona to help bring the world's attention - and Australian actions - to the very urgent situation regarding the fast disappearing wild koala. It's only a start, however it's a welcome start to potentially changing what has seemed almost inevitable - the total disappearance of the wild koala in most parts of SE Queensland (as well as northern New South Wales and beyond).

    We are very heartened by the involvement of two men who have contributed significantly to the fight already, Dr. Jon Hanger and Professor Peter Timms, as well as the stated intent of continuing as a collaborative effort involving a number of different groups with their various skills, potential contributions and passion for preserving not only the koala, but by default a number of unique flora and fauna that live alongside and under them.

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    Koala Spotting in Maroochy Botanical Gardens

    Sunshine Coast Council Community awareness and koala spotting at the Maroochy Botanical Gardens was a huge success! 

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    A day of koala poo hunting with Maya and Baxter (koala detection dogs for conservation from the University of the Sunshine Coast) provided a wonderful day out for families and koala passionate advocates and researchers alike. QKC Inc was there to film and record the days progress and discuss koalas with others determined to make a difference! Thank you Sunshine Coast Council for your initiative! 

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