25 Sep WWF Animal Adoption of a Koala
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Mode Management have adopted a koala through the Word Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). Its one of the world’s largest conservation organisation. The koala is one of the world’s most iconic animal species – right up there with the panda, tiger, elephant, dolphin and polar bear. And they’re found nowhere else in the world but Australia! Our much loved koalas, with their stout, tailless body, large head with round, fluffy ears and large, spoon-shaped nose, are instantly recognisable as a symbol of Australia. Koalas are an integral part of the Australian bush – perched high up in the branches of gum trees.
Sadly, being iconic and symbolic is not enough to save the koala from the threat of extinction.
In the 1920’s, hundreds of thousands of koalas were shot for the fur trade and now koalas are contending with the consequences of ongoing excessive tree=clearing for agricultural and urban development. But there is much we can do to save the koala and the many other species that inhabit the Australian bush. The destruction and fragmentation of habitat means koalas must spend more time on the ground moving from tree to tree. This makes them much more vulnerable to being hit by cars and attacked by dogs, while elevated levels of stress make them prone to sickness and disease. Fortunately, sick and injured koalas often make their way to koala hospitals where they can be treated and once they recover can be returned to the wild.
Adopt a Koala