September is Save the Koala Month, How are we doing?

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It’s late-September, which is of course Australia’s Save the Koala month and I am wondering whether anything has really changed in the world of koala conservation. We are striving to “be the Change we wish to see at QKC!

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Noosa National Park Koalas Get a Boost

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Aggie was in care for 3 months before her release into Noosa National Park on the 29th March. A collaborative effort with RSPCA and Australia Zoo led to a successful treatment.

Click Here to Watch Aggies Release

 

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Koala Community Awareness and Rescue Training

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Become a Koala Hero! On Saturday 28th April we will be holding our 2nd Koala Community Awareness Initiative Workshop. Click here to RSVP

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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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Doodlejam 5th September 2017

 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. 

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Koala Kids Day 23rd July 2017

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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)

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A Doodlejam for Koalas

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.

To Donate or Support Our Campaign CLICK HERE

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News for July 2017

July is an Exciting month for QKC!  Join us on our walks or come to the "Koala Kids Picnic"

We have a busy month ahead of us!

This coming Sunday we will host another of our popular koala spotting walks in the Maroochy Bushlands Botanical Gardens on the Sunshine Coast, looking for “Lizzie” the resident koala. Friends of the Maroochy Botanical Gardens will join and update us on the recent movements of Lizzie as she has been very active in the past couple of months. There is nothing quite like a walk in the bush seeing wild koalas, so join us for fitness and fun!

Tracey will be your host: Meeting at the Arts and Ecology Centre at 230pm Sunday 15th July at the Maroochy Bushlands Botanical Gardens in Tanawha.
RSVP if you plan to be there please RSVP at taroads@gmail.com 0416 651 769

 

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Wild Koala Day 2017

 

18238900_1397830473632413_1351827845155183988_o.jpgA 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. 

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