We need your support this summer. Will you be part of this world-first plan to save the Koala from extinction?
Taronga has a world-first plan to secure the future of the Koala. It involves using high-tech drones, our expertise in translocation and breed-to-release programs, and your support. By making a donation today, you can help fund the necessary research and equipment needed to make this plan possible. Donate online today or call 1300 369 116.
Imagine an Australia without Koalas
Koala populations in Australia were already considered at risk of extinction long before the Black Summer bushfires. The impact of human activities, disease and predation from non-native species have meant that we’ve been seeing a decline in Koala numbers for many years.
But the 2019-2020 bushfires caused further devastation. 60,000 Koalas were willed, injured or displaced in this short amount of time. You were there for them then, and you can be there for them now.
Taronga has an ambitious 5-year plan to save the Koala. And we need your help to do it.
The plan in action
This is a plan that’s never been attempted before on the Koala. Using high-tech drones equipped with thermal imaging, conservation teams will be able to find Koalas in the wild and gather valuable data. What are the Koala demographics that make up this particular community? Why have they chosen this habitat over another? Is this area suitable to introduce more Koalas into?
The information gained from undergoing surveys like this will give researchers better understanding about the Koala and its movements. It will help them determine the perfect area to translocate healthy Koalas and boost dwindling populations.
And the research doesn’t stop there – these Koala communities will continue to be repeatedly monitored over a few years. Research teams will revisit these communities to determine how they’re going and how are the numbers fluctuating with time.
How does your donation help save Koalas?
Your support today will help fund the vital research and equipment needed throughout this long-term project. You’ll be helping to save this precious icon by providing equipment like collars to track wild Koalas and their movements and the high-tech drones needed to spot Koalas. Your support will also be helping to fund the research and monitoring undertaken by conservationists.
Please, will you donate today and save the Koala from extinction?