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Koalas in Australia are in trouble.

Koalas are so much more than just a part of our cultural identity and lifestyle. They’re vital to our economy and play an important role in the health of our ecosystems. But habitat loss, life-threatening diseases and rampant bushfires have pushed them to the brink.

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The problem

Infective diseases such as Chlamydia, Retrovirus (KoRV) and Mange all impact survival greatly. The highly selective nature of their diet (only a handful of eucalypt species are edible) and that their habitat exists prominently in urban and agricultural growth regions also contributes to the decline of the koala.

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One of the 'golden children' at Cleland Wildlife Park

The solution

Koala Life is leading a collaborative survival strategy, supported by the best science and research to ensure koalas do not disappear within our lifetime. And because a future without koalas is unthinkable, ensuring their survival and long-term sustainability right now (not tomorrow) is an urgent priority.

Our collaborative efforts are already making a huge difference in the fight to save koalas. Whether it’s raising funds and sharing knowledge, know-how and research, everything we do, we do together, as one.

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We need research – and lots of it