As there doesn’t seem an end to our “trauma” season, at least we have some positive outcomes including the story of this beautiful girl, Willa.
Willa was reported to us in February and we had seen her prior to this with suspicious possibility of conjunctivitis and eye injury. She was rescued by tree trapping which is humane and safe with easy transport to local experts for care.
As I write this, we are still in the heart of koala trauma season in Queensland - and our newly formed Noosa Region Koala Rescue Team has been busy working in collaboration with Wildcare, RSPCA, Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital and local communities to help our local koalas.
Roxy, Photo by Ruth Huckstepp
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!Read more
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.
Become a Koala Hero! On Saturday 28th April we will be holding our 2nd Koala Community Awareness Initiative Workshop. Click here to RSVPRead more
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!Read more
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.
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