OUR STORIES

Featured projects

FEATURED PROJECT: Conserving Koalas

Blog Post - FEATURED PROJECT: Conserving Koalas

The Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife funds numerous projects to conserve one of Australia’s most iconic species, Koalas. Koala populations in Queensland, New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory are listed as vulnerable.

These Koalas are at huge risk because of threats like urban expansion, habitat loss, disease, vehicle strike, predation from dogs, and susceptibility to drought and climate change.

We must act today to ensure our children have a chance of seeing Koalas in the wild, rather than only in a picture book.

Just a few of the Koala Conservation Projects FNPW has funded:

  • Impact of Bushfires on Koalas – NSW
  • Community Tree Plantings for Koalas – QLD
  • Otway Koala habitat research – VIC
  • Research on the movement of Koalas back into severely burnt forest – NSW
  • Koala habitat community grants – QLD
  • Koala Tree Choice research – NSW
  • The Great Koala Count citizen science project – National
  • Is Port Macquarie a Koala Genetic Hotspot? – NSW
  • Southern Highlands koala satellite tracking and conservation – NSW
  • Improving survival rates for translocated Koalas – VIC 

Koala Case Study – Increasing Habitat for Queensland’s Koalas

Thanks to kind donations, since 2009 FNPW has supported increases in koala habitat in the Redland City, QLD through community tree plantings. The plantings have been extending corridors within which koalas can safely travel, feed, find mates, and raise their young. Community ownership has also been encouraged as locals are invited to plant trees and learn about koalas.

Before the plantings, fewer Koalas could survive in the area, and were at higher risk of being hit by cars or attacked by dogs as they travelled further afield in search of food. Now their habitats are expanding so they can have a brighter future in the Redlands.

What other conservation work does FNPW support?

Find out more

Fundraising

Grow Our National Parks

Rainforests are increasingly threatened by climate change and development. Find out more...