It is essential that we care for every koala as they are in danger of disappearing forever. The decline in population of koalas across Queensland means that our work to protect and save this wonderful marsupial is essential to helping the koala survive. Since May 2012, koalas have been listed as vulnerable in Queensland, because populations in these regions have declined significantly.
With so much koala habitat already lost and fragmented, koala populations are more susceptible to the effects of drought, climate change and disease. Our ongoing urban expansion continues to threaten koalas, particularly in coastal Queensland, both through loss of their gum trees, being hit by a vehicle, and the threat of mauling by dogs.
The RSPCA runs one of the few wildlife hospital for koalas in Queensland. However we are seeing a massive increase in the number of koalas coming into our hospital with this year around 77% increase.
How can you help?
- Donate - your donations are essential to continuing to provide this service as 96% of all our work is funded by wonderful people like you. If we save just one koala like Henry then this will be a victory, and vitally important to the long-term survival of the species. Donate now to save koalas.
- Sew wildlife pouches - download this pouch sewing guide to help wildlife. We need hundreds of these pouches each day to ensure our smallest patients are kept snug and warm. You can help us by sewing these pouches or share with a crafty friend. Please watch here for a short video tutorial.
- Minimise your impact - find out more on ways to minimise your impact on our native wild friends.