Today I attended the Koala Friends Community Day hosted by Gold Coast City Council. There were some great organisations there including Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation and Wildcare. There were some fantastic talks during the morning and we were all educated on Koala threats, conservation plans and what everyday people like us can do to help save them. It was wonderful to see all the kids there getting educated and engaged about this Australian icon. Blinky Bill even made an appearance which excited the young kids.
It was also great to see that this event had taken sustainability into account as it was a plastic bottle free event. Instead there was a water re-fill station and free reusable water pouches given out.
Koalas are classified as vulnerable because of habitat destruction, domestic dog attacks, feral animals, getting hit by cars and disease. Unfortunately 80% of Koalas habitat has been cleared.
But there are things we can all do to help save Koalas:
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