This year the Australian Koala Foundation is celebrating 32 years of their annual fundraising and awareness campaign Savethe Koala Month – and Logan locals can help support the cause by visiting Daisy Hill Koala Centre and learning more about koalas and their habitats.
People around the region are getting behind ‘Save the Koala Month’, and Chair of the Australian Koala Foundation Deborah Tabart says each day the foundation receives amazing stories from all over the world from people who are passionate about saving Koalas.
“Save the Koala Month is an amazing time where we get to celebrate our love for Koalas while raising imperative funds for their protection,” she says.
“Without the public’s enthusiasm and support we would get nowhere. Everyone who stands up to protect Koalas and participates [during September] is a hero in our eyes and this year we want to celebrate them.”
Daisy Hill Koala Centre Senior Wildlife Officer Matthew Harding says the education centre is a wonderful day out and provides a unique wildlife experience.
“We have five resident koalas in a large outdoor enclosure,” he said. “Visitors can view and photograph the koalas from two viewing platforms.”
The centre also offers a range of educational displays on koalas and other threatened species.
The air-conditioned Woodland Theatre shows mini featurettes about species such as the Richmond birdwing butterflies and greater gliders.
Mr Harding says it was essential that people booked in for their Daisy Hill Koala Centre experience due to COVID restrictions.
Visitors should go to the Department of Environment and Science website and follow the links to the booking area.
Beyond the koala centre, visitors can walk, mountain bike and horse ride through tall eucalypt forest and sun-dappled melaleuca wetlands.
A world-class recreational trail network offered an opportunity to explore vibrant bushland in every direction.
You can be a hero this September by participating in Save the Koala Month and raising much-needed funds for Koalas. To find out more visit: https://www.savethekoala.com/how-to-help/save-the-koala-month/