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.
Sunshine Coast Council Community awareness and koala spotting at the Maroochy Botanical Gardens was a huge success!
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!
Students from the Genus in Writing program at NorthArm State School have been advocates for our koalas through their incredible writing.
A fantastic fundraising event for koalas!
June and July proved to be busy months for QKC Inc with music and fundraising events on the Sunshine Coast! Our amazing Concert at Noosa Arts Theatre brought Sam Shepherd and guests to the stage raising funds to support our friend "Maya" the Koala poo sniffing dog!
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