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Some 1,400 koala food trees will be planted on private land in Bangalow on Saturday, March 24. Can you give a hand?
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In an effort to strengthen and connect existing koala corridors on the western edge of Bangalow and beyond, a planting day is planned on a private landholder’s property, located at 49 Tristania Street, on Saturday, March 24

Linda Sparrow from Bangalow Koalas says 1,400 koala trees will be planted.

‘With a 50 per cent decline in the population of koalas in the northern rivers in the last 20 years, it can’t be stressed how important it is right now to be planting out koala feed and habitat trees.’

‘Australia is in the midst of a land-clearing crisis, and with the new Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 just coming into force it’s estimated to protect only one per cent of koala habitat on private and public land. With federal and state governments failing our environment miserably, it is up to conservation groups, local councils and community groups to act.

‘To date, this will be the biggest koala-tree planting in Bangalow and driven by the community not-for-profit group Bangalow Koalas in conjunction with Byron Shire Council.’

To get involved, contact Linda Sparrow, president Bangalow Koalas on 0411 491 991 or by email: [email protected]

Another contact is Joanne Green at Byron Shire Council on 6626 7068 or Joanne.

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