News & events

The Australian Koala Foundation has written to Queensland Deputy Premier Jacklyn Trad ahead of Friday's closing date for submissions to outline our analysis on the South East Queensland Regional Plan. Letter to Deputy Premier Jacklyn Trad View the AKF's analysis of SEQ's Regional Plan
On Monday, AKF CEO Deborah Tabart OAM spoke with Steve Austin on ABC Brisbane Radio’s morning show. Several points were up for discussion including the lack of action toward a national Koala Recovery Plan; three years since first proposed! And how close is the relationship between local councils and developers? The interview is available here: http://www.abc.net.au/…/…/programs/mornings/mornings/...
As Australia sweats through another exceptionally warm summer, it’s important to talk about the role of Koala forests in our climate. As we are taught in school, trees play an important role in the water cycle. Roots suck up water from underground and release it into the atmosphere through a process called transpiration. That water released by trees plays a vital role in bringing rain. Massive...
Koala lovers! We are encouraging all of our supporters to contact Federal Environment Minister, the Hon. Josh Frydenberg, demanding a federal solution for our Koalas and Koala habitats in Australia. Click the link below for a sample letter, and add in your own thoughts as well. It is critically important the Federal Government enacts a Koala Protection Act, and that Mr Frydenberg's department...
The Australian Koala Foundation has contacted the NSW State Government expressing grave concerns on the development of the NSW Koala Strategy. Click here for the full submissions to the NSW Minister for the Environment, the Hon. Gabrielle Upton. Click here for the letter forwarded to the Federal Environment Minister, the Hon. Josh Frydenberg
The Australian Koala Foundation (AKF) currently estimates there are between 44,920 and 85,495 Koalas left in the wild. When you consider that more than 8 million Koalas were killed for their fur between 1888 and 1927, we may be looking at a population that is only 1% of historic numbers. It is time for action. Australia's Koala populations continue to be threatened by habitat loss for...
AKF landscape ecologist Dave Mitchell will be in Canberra this week to present the power of the AKF's maps and their potential to address issues of development, community, and protecting our vulnerable biodiversity all in one fell swoop. Imagine if the Federal Government bought access to the Koala Habitat Atlas in each local council area. There are 260 local government areas (LGAs) covering the 1...
In the lead up to the United States' presidential election, National Geographic released a film with Leonardo di Caprio titled Before The Flood, which was available to view for free on YouTube for a limited time . The documentary became a worldwide phenomenon and has left its impact with the Australian Koala Foundation as well. Deborah Tabart OAM has resolved to eat even less meat and to avoid...
Dave Mitchell, our Landscape Ecologist is in Canberra this week to deliver a powerful presentation on the value of the AKF's maps and how they can be used to help plan development and ecological conservation in our country. Please read the AKF's official press release about it to learn more. David Bruce, from Omnilink will be joining Dave, and I am so proud of both of them for what we have...
We were delighted to hear today that the Myall Koala & Environmental Group was recently successful in having a Swamp Mahogany tree classified as a “significant tree” by MidCoast Water in New South Wales. Originally slated for removal because its root system was impacting the sewer pipe below, the Group put together a list of 27 sightings (and some photos) of koalas in the tree, which is...