Did you know that koalas are listed as a "Vulnerable" species?
Experts say this is inaccurate and that they should be listed as "endangered."
Habitat destruction is the biggest threat to koalas. Carers are working around the clock to care for, protect and rehabilitate koalas. QLD and NSW are doing it tough with disease and severe loss of habitat leading to car strikes and dog attacks as they search for safety, homeranges and food. Experts now estimate that they could be extinct in the wild (in NSW & QLD) by 2050 unless we do something now to protect them and their habitats.
But its also a very similar story in Victoria. Victorian koalas are seemingly "over populated" with loosing so much habitat however, they are being wiped out in areas due to a "new" disease- Sarcoptic Mange (Scabies). This mange is currently a death sentence for koalas that find themselves with it. No Treatment- No Cure!
Here’s what I am doing about it
I am raising money to fund research into Mange in koalas. I am raising it for Dutch Thunder in Koonoomoo, VIctoria.
Dutch Thunder wildlife shelter in Koonoomoo. They have discovered that koalas are dying from Sarcoptic Mange. In just over a year, they have had 85 cases (all fatal) in a 30km stretch of the Murray River. They have launched a SAVE OUR KOALAS campaigne to raise money to find treatment, cause and prevention. My money will go towards finding the cause and hopefully a treatment.
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I am also supporting Janet from Macarthur in Southwestern Victoria-
Janet Murray is a koala carer and rescuer in MacArthur in Western Victoria. She does amazing work at rescuing and rehabilitating koalas. She is also a passionate advocate for them. Many of the koalas in this region live in Bluegum plantations. They often find themselves wandering through farmlands where they encounter machinery or farm dogs. These populations recently, are being effected by mange also. Its spreading!
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