How much more can a Koala bear

Who caught the feature on Koalas on Four Corners tonight see “ Koala Krunch Time”

In key parts of Australia, koalas are dying in big numbers. In Queensland, New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory the attrition rate has been so high the Federal Government responded by placing koalas on the Threatened Species “at risk” list.

Well the Young Farming Champions and The Young Eco Champions in partnership with Illawarra Youth Landcare are taking up the challenge and getting actively involved in the quest to save the Koala

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We are kick-starting this by holding our next training workshop at The Crossing Land Education Trust

As part of the workshop the team will be contributing to the Far South Coast Koala survey – vitally important survey work which is contributing to protecting a highly endangered koala population – the last on the Far South Coast. This will be done in partnership with NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.

The Champions we will also be helping out with the establishment of a major koala corridor, linking areas of critical habitat and protecting sensitive estuarine environments. On top of all of this, they will get a chance to explore the Bermagui River by canoe on a guided adventure.

This is the most wonderful partnership on some many levels with one of our Young Eco Champions Heather Gow – Carey doing her honours thesis on Koala habitats and working with farmers to help connect the wildlife corridors that will give them a chance to survive and reproduce safely.

We will be taking our film production crew extraordinaire of Tay Plain and Ann Burbrook with us so we can get some great footage to share with you.

Exciting times

Check out this cute video on how they feed the baby Koalas at the Great Ocean Ecolodge in Victoria

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