Our doodlejam crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for trees was a fun and exciting way to raise money for koala food tree planting. Bob Irwin generously provided his “doodle” to get the painting started and Detection Dogs for Conservation dogs, Maya, Baxter, Bear and Charlie all added their signatures as well. Wildlife HQ koalas Keda and Amari also had their go at painting and the collaborative community effort raised 36% of our goal. We learned more about crowdfunding as a fundraising option and are very grateful to our local community and businesses for their generous pledge donations.
Koala Kids Day was an incredible success! The Noosa Alive Associated Event was supported by our Community and Local Businesses. Our amazing sponsor and QKC member, Helena Wylie gave a generous donation, which allowed us to provide the 1st 100 kids with lovely plush koalas to take home. (Pictured Sam Coward of Hot 91.1FM)Read more
Announcing a special Community Crowdfunding Launch event on behalf of the wild koala in conjuction with Doodlejam and NAC
We will start the event with a passionate presentation to explain the reasons why we reaching out on behalf of the koala, followed by refreshments and the opportunity to mingle with lots of interesting people. The Kitty Kats will be performing on the night as well as other talented local artists. During the Launch Event, all guests are asked to participate in a unique, fun, collaborative experience hosted by DoodleJam. The event will be the official launch of the Queensland Koala Crusaders Community Crowdfunding Campaign, which aims to raise $30,000 towards the cost of planting 10,000 trees in the Noosa Shire over the next year.
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July is an Exciting month for QKC! Join us on our walks or come to the "Koala Kids Picnic"
A Walk in Noosa National Park provided a great opportunity to "talk koalas" and get a view of one of our wild koalas in town on #wild koala day!
Visitors and locals joined us to discuss the plight of the koala and have a search and we were pleasantly surprised to see "Hilaire" high in the canopy along the emergency track in the park.Read more
Wherever you are in Australia you can participate in the second annual Wild Koala Day (3 May). This is a day to enjoy one of our unique national treasures and add your voice to the urgent campaign to save the koala in the wild - before its too late. Here in our own back yard we will be out in Noosa National Park hoping to spot a koala and hope you can join us. There are activities throughout Australia (go to https://www.koalaclancyfoundation.org.au/research/wild-koala-day to find out more).
On 6th June 2016 I was the recipient of the Inaugural Queensland Day Award for QKC Inc.
2015 began slowly for us at QKC. Personal events of 2014 led me to introspection and re-evaluation of what really matters in this life. Where we sit with Koala Conservation has concerned me. I have questioned why the good efforts of so many people have not halted the ever-increasing decline of an iconic species. All across this gorgeous country, there are a growing number of groups that are willing to work together and put differences aside to support a “different” way, by truly speaking up for the koalas and their trees. I am grateful for this because TOGETHER we can make a difference!Read more
April through June brought us to many meetings and collaboration with other groups to "DO WHAT'S BEST FOR KOALAS". We are now ending the month of September, which has been a whirlwind of activity! September, which is known around the world as “Save the Koala” month due to many years of action from the AKF, has had every weekend full of events for QKC Inc. members to spread awareness about the koala. It was a busy month indeed, hence the combined efforts to get up to date with “QKC Inc. news”. Social media has become a great platform of reporting of our efforts and we hope to have a better online presence through our website in the coming year. Calling all you web-savvy young folks that can perhaps take the initiative on this and come onboard for exciting works ahead for the koalas! We need you!!!!Read more
Queensland Koala Crusaders Inc (QKC) has gone through many changes this year and we have been quite busy. The next year is likely to be full on and we are resting up and storing energy now for what is to come in the New Year!!
The New Year will provide us with a renewed focus, whilst maintaining our original mission to be “a voice for the koala”.