Strzelecki Koala Appeal. $20,000 Fundraising Appeal.
Friends of the Earth is asking for assistance in raising money to protect the Strzelecki Koala. The Strzelecki Koala is the only 'genetically diverse' koala population left in Victoria and South Australia. All other populations are a result of translocation programs and are suffering from inbreeding. The recent February 2009 bushfires wiped out key koala habitat in the Strzelecki Ranges, including known breeding populations.
Friends of the Earth in conjunction with Friends of Gippsland Bush are attempting to raise $20,000 in order to
1) map the remaining habitat in the Strzelecki Ranges,
2) Nominate the Strzelecki Koala for Legislative Protection, and
3) Conduct research into the genetic diversity of the Strzelecki Koala. Â
All monies donated to Friends of the Earth are tax deductible.
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For further contact Anthony Amis (03) 9419 8700
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