Without a safe home, koalas don't have a future
Eastern Australia has one of the highest rates of tree-clearing in the world. That’s despite the fact that it’s degrading our soil, air and waterways and wiping out the vegetation that koalas and other unique native species need to survive.
When an area of bushland is cleared, many koalas die straight away from injury or trauma. Others are killed in road accidents, or by dogs, or they drown in swimming pools as they move across the ground and through people’s properties to find food and shelter. The stress and trauma of losing their homes makes koalas more likely to develop chlamydia, which causes blindness and infertility. The disease is often the final blow for struggling koala populations, leading to local extinctions.
Your support today will help to nurse injured koalas back to health, replant eucalyptus trees so they have safe homes to return to, and will help us rally the NSW government to stop excessive tree-clearing to protect Australian wildlife for the long-term.