Moreton Bay Koala Rescue Inc. is a not-for-profit volunteer organisation involved in the direct rescue and care of injured, sick or orphaned koalas across the Moreton Bay Region.
Our volunteers are from all parts of the region, and reflect a growing community concern for the visibly rapid decline in our resident koala population. We have seen local extinction in some parts of our beautiful shire.
Our rescue teams drive thousands of kilometres per month picking up injured, sick or orphaned koalas, ambulance delivery of animals to the different Wildlife Hospitals, transfer to carers and/or rehabilitation and release activities. Our carers are dedicated to saving the koala, giving long hours, interrupted sleep, emotional and financial investment in every aspect of care, for every animal.
It can be stressful, physically and emotionally draining work. But it’s also extremely rewarding – and essential work. Because if not us, who will do it? Who can save the koala but the residents of the areas in which koalas continue to live, albeit precariously given the expansion of housing estates, influx of cars and dogs and inherent dangers to koalas?