Updated: Nov 4, 2020
Reverse IndusTree has proudly adopted a Koala!
Koalas are one of the most iconic animals of Australia and they are in desperate need of our help. Koalas are under threat and their numbers are in steep decline.
Sign the petition better protection for our koalas
We must prevent deforestation and protect their homes.
Did you know?
> Koalas are protected by law but their homes and their food are not.
> Loss of bushland for agricultural and urban development means less shelter and food for our beloved koalas.
> 80% of koalas along Queensland's koala coast were lost between 1995 and 2009
> 4000 Koalas are killed each year by domestic pets, wild dogs and cars.
> Australia has lost more mammals in the last 200 years than every other country in the world combined!
> Australia has the highest mammal extinction rate in the world.
Australia’s Bushfire Emergency
Australia has been ravaged by the most devastating bushfire season the country has ever seen. Over 12 million hectares of Australian land has been burned. It’s estimated that as many as 8,400 koalas have perished in fires on the mid-north coast of NSW and South Australia’s Kangaroo Island has lost over 50% of their koala population This is a devastating blow for an iconic species already in decline, and these bushfires have the potential to hasten koalas’ slide towards extinction in eastern Australia. Even without these fires, trees are being bulldozed and land cleared at an unprecedented rate. Koala populations have declined by a staggering 42% over 20 years alone and the koala is at serious risk of becoming extinct in both NSW and Queensland. We must act to protect them now, or they could disappear in a matter of decades. When habitat is lost, our wildlife suffers. It's estimated nearly 3 billion animals - mammals, reptiles, birds, and frogs were killed or displaced by the Black Summer fires.
Your help is urgently needed for our bushfire recovery work to deliver:
• Wildlife response - including partnering with wildlife response organisations, communities and scientist nationally for a swift and effective response and recovery at scale. • Habitat restoration for people and nature - including restoring forests and damaged wildlife habitat, stopping deforestation, including cultivating habitat connectivity, core habitat and Indigenous and rural fire management. • Future-proofing Australia - including driving innovative solutions to help mitigate climate change, driving climate preparedness, species adaptation and long-term wildlife and nature conservation efforts towards securing Australia’s natural resources for people and nature.
Adopt a koala today, and we'll take you on a journey to learn more about koalas through regular updates - exclusive only to our monthly adopters. We'll also keep you up to date on how your monthly gift is helping to secure a brighter future for koalas. Your monthly gift can help plant native trees for koalas to live in; help care for sick and injured koalas, and support efforts to encourage governments to stop excessive tree-clearing and protect wildlife for the long-term.