There will be a short funeral service to mourn the loss of thousands of koalas, in Ballina on Friday.
The service will coincide with the NSW Upper House Inquiry into Koala Populations and Habitat in NSW. Those saddened at the loss of koalas feel this is an important opportunity to highlight the very serious threats facing local koala communities.
The service is an open invitation for anyone gather on Nyangbul Country in the Bundjalung nation to pay respects to the many thousands of koalas that have lost their lives due to habitat loss from development, logging and the mismanagement of reserves and forests.
Mourners are asked to gather near the main entrance of the Ballina RSL on Friday at 8.30am, to wear mourning colours and to bring a flower.