There is currently no legislation, anywhere in the country, that can protect Koalas and Koala habitat in Australia. The listing of the koala as “vulnerable” under the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act in 2012 changed nothing. This is supposed to be the premier law for protecting Australia’s environment, yet it is powerless. By the time you read this page the bulldozers may already be working, but it is not too late to take action. Below we have listed some of the things that might make a difference.
Here's some ways that you can help save the Koala:
Donating to the Koala Foundation.
Join the Koala Army
Speak or write your local congressmen.
Post information on social media.
Adopt a Koala.
Conduct a fundraiser.
What you can do if you live in a Koala area:
Plant Koala food trees. Don’t forget out find out which kinds of gum trees are the favorites of Koalas in your area.
When out driving, ask your family and friends to be very careful not to hit wildlife crossing roads, especially at night. Remember, Koalas are most active at night.
Keep your dogs your cats inside at night, to protect all wildlife.
If you have a swimming pool, place a sturdy rope into the pool attached to a tree or post at the edge, so that if Koalas fall into your pool, they are able to climb out safely.
Quick Facts about Koalas:
Important Notes About Koala Bears
Koalas can live as long as 17 years.
Koalas prefer to move around after sunset, and spend most of the day sleeping.
Koalas live in eastern Australia. They require large corridors of connected forest.
The habitat of koalas is threatened by urbanization.
Koalas live in eucalyptus tree forests.
Koalas eat the eucalyptus leaves and most of the water in their diets comes from the leaves or water that is on the leaves.
For more information on Koala Bears and Saving Koalas access the websites below: