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As the koala mating season has started, Bangalow Koalas has set up fundraising to
create incorporate more koala road signs.

Bangalow Koalas, who keep a watch over to the local koala population, has seen an increase in calls since the mating season, reporting mothers and their joeys crossing the road.

Road traffic is one of the biggest dangers for koalas, as an estimated 3,500 koalas have
been killed by vehicles on NSW roads between 1980 and 2018.

According to Environment NSW Government, this number is underestimated because many
injured or dead koalas are not reported. Moreover, according to the Australian Koala Foundation (AKF), koalas have seen their numbers drop by 30 per cent in three years.

Bangalow Koalas has started a fundraiser on Facebook. Thanks to social media, 100 per cent of donations will go to the organisation, according to Linda Sparrow, president of Bangalow Koalas.

This fundraising will allow Linda and her team to purchase 30 koala road signs
destined for Northern Rivers.

If you want to participate in this project and donate to the purchases of the signs, with the Facebook page


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