SAVE THE KOALA DAY



Every year on the last Friday in September, Save the Koala Day raises awareness for the plight of this lovely animal and educates the public on the importance of conserving the koala’s natural habitat.


Koalas are an important part of Australian wildlife. They are found in a range of habitats, from coastal islands and tall eucalypt forests to low inland woodlands. However, today they face the danger of disappearing due to human activities and the climate crisis. The Australia Koala Foundation estimates that there are likely to be less than 60,000 Koalas remaining in Australia today and it could be as low as 33,000.




FUN FACTS

  • Koalas are marsupials, which means that they carry their babies in a pouch.

  • Due to the low nutrient levels of the Eucalyptus leaves they feed on, the koala can sleep up to 18 hours each day.

  • Apart from primates, koalas are the only animals with fingerprints.



East coast koalas are now listed as endangered. In a single decade, koalas have now gone from no-listing to vulnerable to endangered. In 2019 and 2020, catastrophic wildfires ripped through Australia, killing or harming more than 60,000 koalas according to the World Wide Fund for Nature.



Sources: nationaltoday.com, savethekoala.com, worldwildlife.org



LET'S FIGHT TO SAVE THE MOST ENDANGERED

VAKOVAKO will soon fight to save the most endangered. 100 % of all donations given via our app to „MOST ENDANGERED '' area will be transferred to related NGOs. Let’s help them expand their activities together.