Koalas need a safe haven to live and breed, in the wild.
With declines of up to 80% of koala populations across South East Queensland, the Noosa Biosphere Reserve has been a region focused on new research into koala distribution and health. Koalas face multiple threats such as habitat loss, urbanisation, fragmentation, disease, car strike and dog attack. Ongoing research, education and training is crucial to deepening our understanding of Noosa’s koala populations and improving habitat management.
The Noosa Biosphere Reserve Foundation held its first Koala Symposium in 2019, connecting leading researchers from University of the Sunshine Coast with local government, conservation and care groups. The outcome was a roadmap for koala conservation, outlining a comprehensive and coordinated program of research and activities to reverse the decline of koalas in the Noosa Biosphere Reserve. The Koala Gala will help us to continue our effort to bring back Noosa’s wild koala population.