News & events

CEO Deborah Tabart OAM sent a letter to the Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk this moring at 9am. RE: 80% KOALA DECLINES On behalf of the Australian Koala Foundation (AKF) I am writing to ask you to install a moratorium on the clearing of all Koala habitat in Queensland and halt any development applications in the South East Queensland Bio Region until clear and precise prescriptions are...
The Australian Koala Foundation (AKF) was thrilled to host Canadian competition winners from Nature's Path Organic Foods this week. The six winners, aged from six to 66, came from across Canada and Washington State and were excited to learn more about Koalas, habitat conservation and environmental issues in Australia. The competition featured a box of Koala Crisp Cereal which is one of Nature’s...
On the AKF website we have a section called "The Nonsense Files". In these files you will find articles about why the current system is failing to protect the Koala and why a Koala Protection Act is needed so urgently. We are setting the record straight on all matters Koala! One recent entry looked at the potential impacts of the new Pacific Highway by-pass of Ballina on Koalas in northern NSW:...
An important message from our CEO Deborah Tabart OAM Hi Koala lovers! 2016 is an Australian election year and the AKF will continue to encourage Australian federal political leaders to support the protection of the Koala via a Koala Protection Act (KPA). I know that all of you who read this want the Koala protected and more importantly I know that most of the world would do anything to help the...
CEO Deborah Tabart OAM was featured in the Lorne Independent newsletter this week. Koalas: Towards an Australia-wide act that protect both Koalas and the trees that give them sustenance. The chief executive officer of the Australian Koala Foundation recently visited the Surf Coast, intent to further her organisation’s primary aim – to gain formal protection of the animals through a single...
Listen to Deborah Tabart OAM being interviewed on ABC PM program. http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2016/s4410337.htm Conservation groups are dismayed about a court ruling which could see 262 koalas moved from their natural habitat. The case centres on the Shenhua Watermark coal mine in northern New South Wales. An environmental group brought a legal challenge arguing that the state's planning...
CEO Deborah Tabart on the Channel 7 News speaking on the loss of Koala habitat. Watch the entire news story here.
AKF Chief Executive Officer, Deborah Tabart OAM was interviewed for Channel 7 News this morning on the topic of land clearing and the loss of national threatened species habitat.
AKF Chief Executive Officer, Deborah Tabart OAM was interviewed for ABC Radio's World Today program this morning. The topic was the Koalas that have recently been moved from Cape Otway to a forest near Lorne. You can listen to the interview, titled 'Koala Management Plan criticised by conservationists', here. It was wonderful to have journalists take a different route on this issue, as 'these...
By Dr Douglas Kerlin - AKF Chief Ecologist The Australian Koala Foundation (AKF) is expecting to see a draft of the Koala Recovery Plan released just as Australia shuts down for Christmas. Created under the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EBPC) Act following the listing of a threatened species, Recovery Plans “ set out the research and management actions necessary to stop...