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We have been very busy bees here at the Australian Koala Foundation. Lots and lots of planning is going into events and activities throughout 2017. Among others, these include our annual Save the Koala Month (September) - with the theme "Love Is In the Air". And as mentioned in a recent newsletter, "Q-Day" at Quinlan's on Wednesday 3 May. It will be a pretty awesome day out. Plenty of time and...
For those of us who have either seen it or used it, the Koala emoji has to be the cutest thing out there. I mean, just look at it! Emojis are "ideograms and smileys used in electronic messages and Web pages". With text unable to convey 'tone', emojis are used to denote various emotions from the sender. We are not entirely sure when (and even why!) the Koala emoji was created but we are pretty...
Our hearts go out to all the people affected by the destructive winds and rains and flooding from Cyclone Debbie in Queensland and New South Wales recently. While flooding has subsided in most parts, there is now a lot of work going into the recovery of people's homes to get life back to as normal as possible for affected residents. The Australian Koala Foundation sends its heartfelt thanks to...
Everybody loves Koalas - especially kids! And the children at the Lady Cilento Hospital School in Brisbane are no exception - loving every minute of a visit from the Australian Koala Foundation. The children, who are all either undergoing treatment at the hospital or have siblings who are, undertake their schooling at this amazing facility. The AKF was honoured to attend their assembly, talk a...
16 March saw the world premiere screening of the new documentary Cultivating Murder, and Australian Koala Foundation CEO, Deborah Tabart OAM, hit the road to attend the special screening in Tamworth . This must-see documentary reveals shocking details of the murder of Glen Turner, an officer from the Office of Environment and Heritage, who had been investigating illegal land-clearing near Moree...
The Australian Koala Foundation has written to the Mayors of Redland City, Brisbane City, Moreton Bay and Logan City to request that they place a moratorium on all Koala Habitat Development Applications in their Local Government Area (LGA) immediately and also a moratorium on the removal of any tree species that are needed for the long term future of the Koala in their LGA. You can read the...
Australian Koala Foundation CEO Deborah Tabart OAM will be in Tamworth on Thursday 16 March for a special preview screening of the documentary Cultivating Murder . The documentary, by Film Projects, recounts the murder of Glen Turner, an officer from the Office of Environment and Heritage, who had been investigating illegal land-clearing near Moree in 2014. Ian Turnbull, a wealthy farmer from the...
The Australian Koala Foundation has called on the Queensland Government to release historical data on just how many Koalas have died, and continue to die, on their watch. What is there to hide? Queensland Government should come clean on Koala deaths
The Australian Koala Foundation has written to the NSW Minister for the Environment Gabrielle Upton urging her to utilise accurate Koala Habita Atlas mapping head of Friday's closing date for submissions. Letter to NSW Minister for the Environment Gabrielle Upton