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Planting trees helps connect koalas

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Bangalow Koalas have planted over 6,000 trees on Pat Rafter’s property. Photo supplied.

Bangalow Koalas has planted another 1,500 koala food and wildlife corridor trees on Pat Rafter’s property in the Northern Rivers yesterday. This takes the trees planted on his property to over 6,000 and the trees planted by Bangalow Koalas to 30,000 since February this year.

‘The 1,500 koala trees on Pat Rafter’s property yesterday were funded by Patagonia. This marks our 50,000th tree in the ground in 27 months of planting,’ said president of Bangalow Koalas, Linda Sparrow.

Bangalow Koalas have planted 30,000 trees since February. Photo supplied.

Bangalow koalas are clearly going to exceed the 40,000 trees being planted in 2020 so have raised their target to 50,000. They are planting in the Northern Rivers regions koala corridor and seek to link the fragmented habitat and koala populations throughout the area.

Highlighting the importance of connecting the fragmented habitat and populations of koalas and wildlife in general Ms Sparrow pointed out that there has never been ‘a proper koala count around this region.’

Plantings are taking place from Grafton in the south to Tenterfield in the west all the way to the Queensland border.






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  1. What a great idea! No use saving koalas if there is nowhere for them to live their natural lifestyle. Good on you all.

  2. Great job on behalf of the koalas. Thanks to everyone, Patagonia and Pat Rafter. One thing people can do that’s free and easy is just switch their browser to the free oner at http://www.ecosia.org They plant trees all around the world and have planted 97,000,000+ to date. These trees provide fruit and income for low income groups. It’s legit and worth letting people know if you find it helpful.


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