Since the fires began, Echidna Walkabout has dedicated many hours to planning, advocacy for koalas and advice to koala groups. Co-owner Janine Duffy is currently volunteering full time on koala projects.
Our not for profit, Koala Clancy Foundation is fundraising internationally to support koala survival long-term. Funds will be directed at the area of most need, as identified by Australia’s top koala scientists. This will be a long-term project. Projects that will receive funds will likely include:
- Koala Tree Planting for most at-risk koala populations Australia-wide
- Koala Tree Planting in northern New South Wales
- more to be added as scientific advice comes in
Useful information is critical at a time like this, so Echidna Walkabout and Koala Clancy Foundation have produced the following articles. These have been widely shared through the koala conservation community, and many offer advice on which koala charities to support:
Koala Clancy Foundation has increased the number of events for locals to contribute to seed sowing for future koala trees, and weed removal in koala habitat. We co-ordinated 50 volunteers who sowed seeds for 4,000 koala trees on January 7. Koala Conservation Days are booked out until March, even with 3 extra dates added.
We will update this post as more information can be shared. Thankyou everyone for your support.