Deborah's Diary

Hi koala lovers, Just a quick note to say I hope you are all well and had a great holiday season. 2016 is here and what a great year it is turning out to be already, it will certainly be exciting. Stay tuned as a new diary entry will be coming shortly! Fond regards, Deborah.
Hi Koala lovers, I am going on leave today and return to the office on 4th January, 2016. That will be the year the AKF achieves its greatest goal; to gain support from 76 politicians to enact Koala Protection Act . There are 150 federal politicians in Australia that have the power to make it happen. All we need is half, plus one to table the document. If you watch House of Cards with Kevin...
Hi Koala lovers, AKF Chief Ecologist Dr Douglas Kerlin has written a piece which reminisces about our visit to the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference in 2009, and AKF's view about what's needed following the Paris Climate talks that are on right now. Read it on our News & Events Page here. Fond Regards, Deborah
Hi all, For latest news on the translocating Koalas from Cape Otway to Lorne, please check our News & Events.
Hi all, I am very pleased and proud to announce that my first book, titled Koala Stories , has been released today and is now available for purchase from Save The Koala Shop! It will make a gorgeous Christmas gift for family and friends in Australia, and at 18cm X 20cm it's perfect to carry or send to overseas to loved ones. With the help of international wildlife photographer, Suzi Eszterhas, I'...
Hi all, Today I sent our Prime Minister all of our maps that show how much Koala vegetation has been lost since 1788, and how hard it is for the Koala to exist in the remaining areas. I have also sent him a document that outlines how many Federal Electorates have more than 5000 Koalas. Only 6. It is truly shocking. I have also “scrawled” all over the maps and asked the following questions or...
On Friday, the AKF was sent some unsettling photographs. Warning - they are slightly graphic. Click here to view them. You would have noticed that there is a wound that looks like a bullet hole. The area is in a contentious site of Australia where industry and the environment has clashed. I asked a local farmer to have a look at the images, and he believed it was a .22 rifle that caused the wound...
Today is Wattle Day , the first day of Spring, and (of course) the first day of Save The Koala Month - which is very exciting. When I was a little girl, I always used to wear a sprig of Wattle on my school uniform, and I still love the flower to this day. Although it is supposed to be a secret, I have a new book coming out called Koala Memoirs and the whole cover is covered in Wattle. I did not...
Hi all, The day after my May Diary entry which talked of the koalas being culled in Victoria, I received a phone call from the Victorian Ministers office. It was one of her staff – very upset. Gosh this is good news, I thought... But in fact, she was upset because 'someone she presumed to be an AKF member' had texted the Minister about the Koala cull. For those of you who do know of the English...
Hi all, Yesterday, after a very special Board meeting at Quinlans (pictured below), AKF had a wonderful time remembering and celebrating the AKF founding board member Dr. John Woolcock. See more in our News & Events .