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Wildlife Heroes by Julie Scardina and Jeff Flocken profiles the work of 40 charismatic environmentalists who have devoted their lives to helping species survive. Included is non-other than our very own ‘Koala woman’ herself, Deborah Tabart CEO OAM of the Australian Koala Foundation. Deborah’s passion for Koalas is undeniably infectious and you can come along to meet her face to face this Thursday...
TREES THAT WILL SAVE THE KOALA AUSTRALIAN KOALA FOUNDATION RELEASES NEW RESEARCH The Australian Koala Foundation has today released the results of research which has established a list of key tree species crucial to the survival of Australia's diminishing Koala population. The most comprehensive research to date, the list is a result of 25 years and $8m worth of investment in in-house and...
September is Save the Koala Month, the annual awareness and fundraising campaign of the Australian Koala Foundation (AKF). The AKF is the principal not for profit, non-government organisation which has, for 25 years, been dedicated to saving the wild koala and its habitat. This year the theme is “give me a home among the gumtrees!” The reason is self explanatory – Koalas need their trees! The AKF...
Our supporter of the month, Paul D. May is a passionate “eco-warrior”. Thanks to his perseverance and his thirst for knowledge he has met various environmentalists, including Deborah Tabart, whose career he follows regularly. Paul presented her with the “eco-warrior” flag, a symbol of unity for the protection of the environment. We interviewed him while he was here; Q. One of your passions is...
We get a lot of people enquiring about VOLUNTEERING at AKF and we thought we should let you know what it's like. I have been volunteering for 3 months now and I can’t tell you how much I have learned. From the moment I stepped foot inside the office I started my research into the plight of the Koala. As an Australian who has always had an affiliation with animals and a great passion for them, I...
In the weeks leading up to Minister Burke’s decision on 30 th April the campaign in favour of the koala really ramped up. We received plenty of interest from the world’s leading news organisations and our Facebook is just littered with news articles. I do not think anyone on this planet could not know about the koala listing. Even after two decades of handling media, it was an incredibly...
It is with cautious celebrations that we welcomed Minister Tony Burke’s announcement on 30 th April. Koalas in Queensland, News South Wales and the ACT are now classified as vulnerable while those in Victoria and South Australia have been left unprotected. This is a small victory but as predicted some months ago, it is still a far stretch away from the blanket cover needed to secure the future...
The AKF is proud to introduce you to our first German celebrity supporter: Actress Valea Scalabrino who plays Sina Uhland in the daily soap “Unter Uns.” We were looking for a young, fresh face to tell the story of the threatened koalas to everyone in Germany and we are delighted that Valea immediately offered her support. “Of course I think of koalas first when someone talks about Australia. They...
The big day has finally arrived: After a series of delays Minister Tony Burke announced his decision to list the koala as Vulnerable across Queensland, New South Wales and the ACT . The AKF´s CEO Deborah Tabart OAM is speaking on radio and TV across the country. The media coverage across the world has been enormous and we will keep you up-to-date on this site Australia: Nine MSN- http://news...
In the lead up to Minister Tony Burke's decision on whether to list the koala, the Australian Koala Foundation (AKF) has received a large amount of media interest. The AKF's CEO Deborah Tabart OAM has been taking calls from across the country and making numerous television and radio appearances. As the story unfolds you will be able to find the list of news articles here. It is our commitment to...