Southern Koala and Echidna Rescue Ltd (also known as Southern Koala Rescue) is a registered charity run by fully trained, professional carers and a team of passionate volunteers. We work closely with other rescuers, sanctuaries, vets and government bodies in South Australia and nationally.
Demand for our services has meant we urgently need to bring forward the establishment of a Koala Rehabilitation Centre, to ensure there are appropriate rehabilitation facilities available in South Australia. The Centre will expand our existing rehabilitation facilities meaning we can offer specialised care, community education and rescue services.
Koalas in South Australia face an uphill battle for survival. With koala habitat becoming increasingly fragmented from continued residential development and bushfires making food sources harder to find, our state’s koalas have to travel further for food. Unfortunately, this means that they often fall victim to incidents with cars and trucks. Dog attacks are also a major issue for urban and rural koalas. Not only do they suffer from the effects of habitat loss (from bushfires and urban development), they also have to contend with the increase of disease and illness, particularly Chlamydia, Retrovirus and Renal Disease that plague the population.
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