Prepare to be a hero this September! : Australian Koala Foundation

This year the Australian Koala Foundation (AKF) is celebrating 30 years of their annual fundraising and awareness campaign Save the Koala Month (STKM).

“Each day we receive amazing stories from all over the world from people who are passionate about saving Koalas. STKM is an amazing time where we get to celebrate our love for Koalas while raising imperative funds for their protection” says Chairman of the AKF Deborah Tabart OAM.

With September fast approaching it is time to get ready to be a hero this Save the Koala Month. You can be a hero this September by ordering a donation box from our website, fundraising with official certificate kits or hosting an event!

Deborah Tabart OAM says: “Without the public’s enthusiasm and support we would get nowhere. Everyone who stands up to protect Koalas and participates in STKM is a hero in our eyes and this year we want to celebrate them.”

When the AKF started in 1986 it was the view of the board that they must be free from Government funding. Instead they rely of the public’s generosity and support to lead research and be an independent voice for the Koala.

Money raised from Save the Koala Month enables the AKF to update the Koala Habitat Atlas and ensure all Koala habitats are protected when the Koala Protection Act (KPA) is enacted.

The love for Koalas knows no bounds and this is shown by loyal worldwide support each year. You can be anywhere in the world and still participate in STKM.

The Koala Club from Cheddar in South-West England is an inspiring example. A group of 14 school girls took it upon themselves to fundraise for Koalas. Devoting a complete afternoon to the fundraiser, the girls held many activities including Koala crafts, guess the name of the Koala competitions, lucky dip baskets and a bake sale. Their impressive efforts allowed them to adopt the gorgeous Koala Nooka and raise awareness for Koalas in their community.

Deborah Tabart OAM says: “We absolutely love to hear these stories of support, if you have an exciting idea or creative fundraiser this September is the perfect time to run it!”

The easiest way to ensure you are equipped to help save Koalas is by ordering a donation box for your local school or workplace from our website!

Be a hero this September by participating in STKM and raising much-needed funds for Koalas. To find out more please visit:


The Australian Koala Foundation (AKF) is the principal non-profit, non-government organisation dedicated to the effective management and conservation of the Koala and its habitat. Our main goals are to refine and update the Koala Habitat Atlas mapping of all wild Koala habitat and to get the Koala Protection Act enacted to ensure Koalas and their habitat are protected.

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