Save the Koala Month is dedicated to protecting Koalas and their environment. Koalas are the iconic symbol of Australia, known for their small bodies and cute faces, they are currently under threat. The Australian Koala Foundation (AKF) is non-profit, non-government organization that manages and conserves koalas and their habitat. The main goal of AKF is to refine and update the Koala habitat Atlas mapping and getting a Koala Protection Act enabled to ensure their protection. The Australian Koala Foundation was founded in 1986, and with the direction from the chairman Deborah Tabart OAM, it has focused on strategic Koala research, conservation and community education. Its primary focus and strength has been on mapping.
How Save the Koala Month Unites People
Saving Koalas is a wonderful way to unite a country, such as Australia. Their iconic symbol needs to be protected, loved and appreciated. The whole country can join in to save these beautiful animals from extinction by protecting their habitat, donating to the cause, and even adopting one of them for a fee to make sure they have everything they need. It can be a proud community effort and achievement if everyone joins together to save them, giving them a deeper meaning as their symbol.
This doesn’t only apply to Australians; it applies to all of us. Conserving wildlife is of huge importance to the world, through them we appreciate the wonders of nature, educate ourselves on the variety of life and become more in tune with the Earth.
Interesting Facts About Koalas
Common name: Koala| Scientific name: Phascolarctos cinereus
Koala are considered an Australian symbol.
Koala means -no drink- in their aboriginal language.
An infant koala is called a joey.
They measure around 60cm to 85 cm.
They weigh around 14 kg (30 pounds).
Koalas are found in the eucalyptus forest in Australia.
Their biggest threats are tree clearing and global warming. It is mostly due to agricultural and urban development in Queensland and New South Wales.
Their population is declining. In 2012, they were considered “vulnerable to extinction’ under the Australian Law (the EPBC Act).
The State and Federal Organization focuses on the Koala, but not their habitat, which makes protecting them even harder.