Together, we are making a difference for the future of wild koalas!
Koalas are one of the ten species worldwide most at risk from climate change. Increased carbon dioxide in the air is changing the chemical composition of eucalyptus leaves, making it harder for koalas to find food.
In the seven years from 2007 to 2014, we documented a 46% decrease in koala numbers in the You Yangs. However, koala sightings have increased in one region of the You Yangs - an area where we conduct our Make a Home for Koala Clancy weed removal project. Removing Boneseed weeds does help koalas.
We are passionate about our environment and our future depends on us to take action. Working together, we have a chance to create a world where our children – and the children of the future – can celebrate wildlife and appreciate Koalas IN THE WILD.
The Foundation began in July 2015 in response to this decline in koalas in the You Yangs. The foundation takes over and supports the conservation and research work began by Echidna Walkabout Nature Tours, a social enterprise nature tour operator.
Echidna Walkabout continues to be the main contributor and supporter of the foundation. We welcome other corporate involvement and sponsorship of the Koala Clancy Foundation inc.
Koala Clancy Foundation was officially Launched at a great event in Melbourne on 4 May 2016 - attended by more than 100 enthusiastic people. We have now also celebrated two - 3 May National Wild Koala Days.
About the Koala Clancy Foundation -
The Koala Clancy Foundation Incorporated was formed in 2015 as a not for profit incorporated association and is registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission ABN 70916478501.
We held our first AGM on 14 November 2016 and elected a new voluntary Board. We are aiming to build our membership in the coming year.
Our 2016/2017 Board -
Vice President - Melinda King
Treasurer - Roger Smith
Committee Member - Rebecca Fraser
Postal address: PO Box 370 Port Melbourne 3207
Incorporated Association A0091278C ABN 70916478501 Registered Charity