HELP BRING BACK Wild Koalas in the Noosa Biosphere Reserve
The Noosa Wild Koala Fund is raising seed-funding to support new research and solutions to secure a sustainable future for wild koalas in the Noosa Biosphere Reserve.
We’ve seen an 80% decline in the number of koalas across South East Queensland in the last ten years. We are running out of koalas. And they are running out of time.
In fact, while you are reading this, wild koalas in our region are dying. There is broad, overwhelming public interest (both locally and nationally) in conserving koala populations, placing increasing pressure on ensuring appropriate management of koalas and its habitats. In 2004, the Queensland Government listed the koala as Vulnerable, however it’s widely recognised that reliance on regulatory frameworks alone will not secure the species’ future.
That’s the sad truth. The next few years are shaping up to be our last opportunity to preserve the koala in the wild in South East Queensland. If not, when future generations ask who let the koala go, the answer will be us.
Noosa is fortunate to have a significant wild koala population, however their long-term survival is under constant threat from habitat loss, urbanisation, fragmentation, disease, car strike and dog attack. The Noosa Biosphere Reserve has been a region focused on ground-breaking koala research and conservation efforts. In 2019, the Noosa Biosphere Reserve Foundation held its first Koala Symposium connecting leading researchers with local government, conservation and care groups.
Today, the Noosa Biosphere Reserve Foundation aims to build on these priorities to develop a coordinated approach to how we manage and conserve Noosa’s wild koala populations. The Noosa Wild Koala Initiative and Fund aims to develop a shared community vision and inspire focused and meaningful action towards the future survival of Noosa’s wild koala. Through collaboration for conservation, Noosa can become home to a thriving, wild koala population.
The Noosa Biosphere Reserve Foundation works with research institutes, conservation and care groups to develop projects and scientific research for conservation in the Noosa Biosphere Reserve. We’re proud to have partnered on the following projects:
Our vision is for the Noosa Biosphere Reserve to be a safe haven for wild koalas and known as Australia’s leading koala conservation community. The Noosa Biosphere Reserve Foundation is seeking investment partners and donors to play an integral role in investing in groundbreaking new research, education and conservation initiatives for koalas in the Noosa Biosphere Reserve. To enquire about how you or your organisation can get involved, contact us to discuss partner investment opportunities.
As an individual, you can help us protect this treasured national icon in the Noosa Biosphere Reserve. Your support will go directly towards seed-funding solutions to secure a sustainable future for local koala populations.
Give your support to this important cause by providing a one-off donation, or make it a monthly contribution. All donations over $2 are tax-deductible and will be held by the Noosa Biosphere Reserve Foundation. Thank you for your generosity.