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To celebrate the end of Save The Koala Month, this Friday (25th September 2015) is Save The Koala Day, and we're urging you to spread the Koala love! Many Aussies are unaware that our little furry friends are in danger, and it's your chance to make a difference. Donate - even if it's just a couple of bucks, it all helps! We take no governement funding, so it's your support that keeps us fighting...
The Australian Koala Foundation (AKF) is calling on the Victorian Government for increased oversight of the further Koala culls proposed for next week in the Cape Otway region. AKF Chief Executive Deborah Tabart OAM has written to Victorian Environment Minister, Lisa Neville, outlining her concerns after receiving a ‘courtesy call’ from the Department of Environment. ‘Every question I asked...
Our CEO Deborah Tabart was on ABC 612 Brisbane last night, playing pool with David Curnow. Listen to her candid interview below: https://soundcloud.com/612abcbrisbane/not-politicians-playing-pool-debor...
Today marks the first day of Save The Koala Month - a celebration, fundraiser and awareness campaign led by us, all in the name of helping our furry Aussie icon. Often in the spotlight, Australia's wild Koala populations are under pressure, continually competing with humans for prime real estate. AKF Chief Executive, Deborah Tabart OAM says that above all, the biggest issue that Koalas face is...
Recent Australian Koala Foundation (AKF) research has revealed at least 8 million Koalas were killed for the fur trade, with their pelts shipped to London, the United States and Canada between 1888 and 1927. The current population of approximately 87,000 wild Koalas in Australia represents only 1 per cent of those that were shot for the fur trade (see infographic below). Koala fur is waterproof...
Can you imagine an Australia without Koalas? That is the image Australian Koala Foundation (AKF) is warning 128 Federal politicians about in a letter, outlining the dire state of our Koala populations. AKF Chief Executive Officer Deborah Tabart OAM, is calling on our Federal politicians to declare their support for a Koala Protection Act (KPA) by 1 September, Save the Koala Month, as AKF members...
September is fast approaching – which means that Save The Koala Month is nearly upon us once again! Our theme for this year is – 'Give me a home among the gumtrees’. Don’t you think it’s just perfect? How are you going to help this year? Stretch your imagination, anything goes! Use the hashtag #STKM2015 to share your ideas and event! Order a donation box to leave at school or work. Order some...
20th July 2015 article from The Australian- 'South Australia Koala Cull not on horizon: Ian Hunter' The South Australian State Government has unveiled a draft for its Koala Conservation and Management Strategy. As stated in the above article, South Australian Government figures estimate that there are between 114,000 and 200,000 Koalas in the Adelaide Hills. The AKF is of the view that this is...
The New South Wales State Government cannot make informed decisions on projects that impact the environment, including the Shenhua mine, because the State’s vegetation mapping is totally inadequate. The Australian Koala Foundation’s CEO Deborah Tabart OAM has written to Premier Mike Baird calling on him to play “catch-up” with his neighbouring States and rectify this gaping void. Ms Tabart said...
Yesterday, the Australian Koala Foundation was joined by friends and family at Quinlans for a beautiful celebration of life. AKF founding board member Dr. John Woolcock was honoured, with wonderful stories and touching memories shared. Two trees were planted in his memory, and a gorgeous seat overlooking a billabong was unveiled on site at Quinlans. We know Dr John's spirit will be present there...