Earlier this year, after decades of community pressure, the Victorian government made the remarkable commitment to end native forest logging in 2024. To celebrate, this Spring we are in the process of organising two day trips to some special forest areas.
Friends of the Earth's Strzelecki Koala Action Team (SKAT) has been working tirelessly to protect the Strzelecki/South Gippsland koala and its habitat through the South Gippsland. Building community alliances across the region, SKAT has supported locals to learn to use citizen science to survey koala habitat and create data that supports better understanding about where koalas live.
SKAT’s survey work is providing key information about the significance of the Strzelecki koala - the last remaining genetically diverse koala population in South Australia and Victoria.
The campaign has had some huge wins in the last few years, including the hand back of land that includes key koala habitat. This didn’t happen overnight, with the campaign stretching all the way back to 2006!
On October 7, Friends of the Earth will be hosting a walk alongside the SKAT collective. Join us to hear all about the fight to protect the Strzelecki koala and take a walk through their beautiful habitat. We may even spot a koala or two!
This trip will depart from Friends of the Earth in Collingwood, for a full day. Please RSVP for more details, and contact us on the details below to discuss any alternative transport options.
Check out details for a second event in Victoria's Central Highlands in November, here.