A freelance writer who lives at beautiful Lake Macquarie - owned by two adorable, very cheeky, spoooilt Labradors.
Published July 23rd 2016
Top 'Koala-ty' Care For Our Native Bear
There's no denying that our great Aussie icon is up against it (and I don't mean happily in a tree). Suffering all too familiarly from dog attacks to road trauma (where roads/highways have fractured their complex stomping grounds), bushfires, disease (quite possibly brought on by stress from displacement - the dreaded flow-on-effect from clearing/disturbing their homes - their food source - their protection), and so on and so forth. But better than 'beary-ing' one's head in the sand, one has hope. One has vision. One has: Hunter Koala.
Hunter Koala Preservation Society, a non profit organisation 'whose aim is to assist with the management and preservation of the Port Stephens koala population' - WOULD LOVE YOUR HELP. And, as Simone from Hunter Koala suggests: 'there is a wide scope of options' available to do just that...other than, of course, becoming a carer or rescuer or donating.
Don't have much time on your hands? Plant a tree (or 3) in your yard. This is one of the most simplest, yet effective ways to assist ALL kinds of wildlife, everywhere, not just koalas.
Have the gift of the gab, enjoy public speaking? Perhaps talking to school groups and/or educating the public about koala preservation might just be your thing.
Have a washing machine? A couple of loads of 'koala laundry' done by you - could free up some carers' time, so they can get busily back to their main, dependent and tender subject.
Pick some 'leaf' for the koalas in care. Koalas need to eat too! And eat they do!
Fundraising. The more money, obviously, the more help which will be able to be given.
Have computer skills, or have the ability to guide research? Maybe you could put these talents to vital use and help out in this way.
As you can see, there are numerous 'koala corridors' of which to go down to help out (and there will be even more when Hunter Koala's greatly anticipated Koala Hospital is up and running).
So why not check out www.hunterkoala.com for more information, and/or send an email to the wonderfully tireless and committed staff at firstname.lastname@example.org to further enquire about 'specifics' of what you, indeed, can do.
* Hunter Koala currently receives some very generous help - like that which is given by Sydney, Wollongong and Newcastle Universities and also that which is given by Dr Donald Hudson from Noah's Ark Veterinary Services. If you belong to a corporation, or if you know of a corporation who would also be interested in 'jumping on board' (and further adding to this 'koala magic'), I very much know of someone who would 'bear-y' much appreciate it.