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.

  • Featured event

    Supporting Our Koalas - Free Community Workshop in Noosa

    The free event will feature an open question and answer session, as well as expert speakers from RSPCA, Endeavour Veterinary Ecology, and the University of the Sunshine Coast Detection Dog Team.

    Thanks to a Noosa Council grant, further workshops and training will be held over the coming year for those interested in becoming a koala rescuer.

    “No-one wants to see the koala’s disappear, but most people have no idea how to go about helping them. By hosting this workshop we aim to educate locals about the current situation and the simple steps they can take to protect our regional koala population” said QKC President Meghan Halverson.

    “We want to encourage everyone in the community to get involved, and ultimately also get more koala rescuers trained and ready to help”.

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    WHEN
    March 07, 2018 at 6pm
    WHERE
    RACV Noosa Resort
    94 Noosa Dr
    Noosa Heads, QLD 4567
    Australia
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  • From the blog

    Merry Koala Christmas and Happy 2018

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    2017 was a very busy year for us at QKC and we raised awareness and much needed funds for koala food tree plantings for the coming year. We will announce our community planting days and workshops in 2018 along with a very big announcement that will help to give us Worldwide Recognition in our collaborative Koala Conservation efforts. We hope to become a model that will help others help koalas throughout Queensland and the habitats they reside in!

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    Some Big Announcements!

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    Our AGM is this coming Saturday, 2nd December at 10am at the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) 90 Sippy Downs Dr, Sippy Downs Qld 4556 Bldg E

     It is coming to the end of 2017 and Queensland Koala Crusaders Inc. have had a very busy year! Our perseverance has paid off and we have quite a few interesting and exciting projects for 2018.  Our membership count is currently at 68 people and we would like to grow this base and encourage active memberships to be increased to 100 in the coming year. If you know someone that would like to get involved, perhaps consider a “gift” membership or encourage them to join us and get active in helping koalas! We will be having volunteer planting days, koala walks and activities for all ages in 2018.

     

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