Pic: Koala Action Gympie Region tree planting

Wild Koala Day on May 3 was celebrated with 12 events from Queensland to South Australia, one radio interview (Janine Duffy – Seymour Radio), one petition with 13K signatures from the residents of Esk QLD, emails to politicians encouraged by Save Ferny Forest, Save Sydney’s Koalas and Koala Clancy Foundation; four dedicated videos by Port Macquarie Koala Hospital, Magnetic Island Koala Hospital, Koala Gardens at Tuckurimba and Koala Clancy Foundation, and hundreds of mentions across all social media platforms.

The intention of Wild Koala Day is to highlight regional issues for koalas in the most relevant way for the local community.  Every group that participates does so in the best way for them and their local region.

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Pine Rivers Koala Care ran their huge Wild Koala Day event for the 5th year.



Queensland Koala Crusaders Tree Planting, 16 April, Eatons Hill QLD

Bangalow Koalas tree planting, Friday 22 April, Ettrick NSW

Queensland Koala Crusaders Tree Planting, 24 April, Toogoolawah QLD

Pine Rivers Koala Care Wild Koala Event, Sunday 1 May, Old Petrie Town, QLD

Campbelltown Bushcare, Tree Planting Sunday 1 May, Campbelltown NSW

Unconditional Love all creatures great and small Fundraiser, Tuesday 3 May,  Aldinga SA

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Unconditional Love All Creatures Great & Small have run their annual fundraiser since the beginning


Koala Action Gympie Tree Planting, Friday 29 April, Amamoor QLD

Koala Clancy Foundation Volunteer Weeding Day, Saturday 7 May, You Yangs VIC

Eurobodalla Koalas Koala Habitat Survey, Sunday 8 May, southern NSW

Walk For Toondah, Sunday 8 May, Cleveland QLD  (This wasn’t exclusively a Wild Koala Day event, but organisers did mention Wild Koala Day)

Bangalow Koalas tree planting, Saturday 14 May, Clunes NSW

Queensland Koala Crusaders Live Music Event, Saturday 21 May, Thirsty Chiefs Brewing Co, North Lakes QLD

Mornington Peninsula Koala Conservation Tree Planting Project Announcement, Balnarring to Merricks Biolink


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Wild Koala Day Celebrations – tree planting and a new colony discovered

Take Action for Koalas on Wild Koala Day

On 9 May The Greens announced their $24 Billion plan for Zero Extinctions of our wildlife.  Sarah Hanson-Young mentioned Wild Koala Day on 3 May with the above graphic.



A few of the organisations that mentioned Wild Koala Day:

Senator Sarah Hanson-Young
The Greens
NSW Biodiversity Conservation Trust
Australian Wildlife Conservancy
Animal Justice Party
WWF Australia
Queensland Trust For Nature
Port Macquarie Koala Hospital
University of Sydney
Peppermint Narwhal
Dubbo City, NSW
Townsville City, QLD
Cr Cath Tonks
Taronga Westyern Plains Zoo
Fifteen Trees
Great Eastern Ranges
Queensland Water And Land Carers
Bulimba Creek Catchment Co-ordinating Committee
South Australian Museum
Wilderness Australia
Kailas Wild
HSI Australia
Los Angeles Zoo USA
Blue Cross Rescues India
Museum national d’histore naturelle, France
Binance Charity
Leonard Bernstein, USA

Some of the 400+ Instagram posts:

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If you are a local koala or environment group, you are welcome to participate in Wild Koala Day on or around May 3 each year.  Do what is best for your koalas and your group.  Let us know in advance and we will promote and share your event.  Email wildkoalas@outlook.com


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