Who are we?
Moreton Bay Koala Rescue Inc. is a not-for-profit volunteer organisation involved in the direct rescue of injured, sick or orphaned koalas across the Moreton Bay Region.
Our members are from all parts of the region, and reflect a growing community concern for the visibly rapid decline in our resident koala population. We have seen local extinction in some parts of our beautiful shire.
Our rescue teams drive thousands of kilometres per month picking up injured, sick or orphaned koalas, ambulance delivery of animals to the different Wildlife Hospitals and then home for release.
It can be stressful, physically and emotionally draining work. But it’s also extremely rewarding – and essential work. Because if not us, who? Who can save the koala but the residents of the areas in which koalas continue to live, albeit precariously given the expansion of housing estates, influx of cars and dogs and inherent dangers to koalas?
If you cannot join us, please support us. At the very least, enter our rescue number in your mobile phone and immediately report any injured or sick looking koalas you find: 0401 080 333.
And don’t forget to report every sighting (dead or alive) to us! Most koalas that have visited one of the wildlife hospitals have a microchip/ear tag, which gives us valuable information about their history.
And even if you cannot be actively involved, it will benefit the koalas to become a member. More members means more opportunities to apply for grants and have a voice for the koalas in general.
We meet on a monthly basis at CREEC and welcome newcomers to our meetings. Check out our Events Calendar here for our next meeting and come along!