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Friends of the Koala
Posted by Byron Movement on 2012-05-21 08:26:14.0

Friends of the Koala is a non-profit community group run by volunteers dedicated to conserving koalas in the Northern Rivers of New South Wales. Volunteer rehabilitators operate a 24 hour rescue service for sick, injured and orphaned koalas. Koalas are cared for in home care or at the Koala Care Centre on Rifle Range Rd, Lismore, NSW. Critically ill koalas are transferred to the Australian Wildlife Hospital in Beerwah, QLD. A native plant nursery is attached to the Care Centre providing koala food trees for free to local landholders. The proceeds from other native plant sales go towards the cost of koala care. Friends of the Koala plays an active role in promoting habitat restoration in the Northern Rivers Region. This includes encouraging landholders to commit to new plantings and maintaining and looking after remnant vegetation. The group supports research, in particular in the prevalence of disease in koala populations and in mapping current koala populations and their distribution. There are lots of way that you can help FOK continue its ongoing care of koalas. For more information, visit: www.friendsofthekoala.org/fok/