It’s always great when earthlings can find a way to help out other earthlings – we’re all in this together after all!
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary will be able to plant at least 1000 extra eucalyptus trees to help feed struggling koala populations after the organisers of the 6th Biennial Global Wave Conference raised $7,000 for the sanctuary’s koala breeding habitat program.
The conference gathered to advance the recognition of the value of waves and their protection around the world, and brought some of the best minds from the surfing, conservation and innovation communities to Southern Cross University’s Gold Coast last February.
In 2008, 27 koalas were admitted to the sanctuary’s Currumbin Wildlife Hospital. By 2019 the number had sky-rocketed to almost 600. The hospital now treats more than 12,000 animals each year.