Conserve Koalas

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On the Great Ocean Road between Melbourne and Adelaide, join passionate and dedicated conservationists in conserving one of the world’s most enchanting animals.

Venture into the Australian bush with the conservation team to participate in inspiring fieldwork, learn about koala and woodland ecology, gain skills in survey techniques and assist with the rehabilitation of injured and orphaned koalas.

Play a part in ensuring koalas will always be here and contribute to the future of this most cherished of species.

You can help with:

•Population surveys: deploying, retrieving and reviewing camera traps

•DNA collection for analysis

•Habitat assessment surveys

•Monitoring of habitat use and behavior through telemetry (radio tracking collared koalas)

•Habitat restoration

•Development of innovative habitat management techniques such as fire simulation

•Gathering of eucalyptus leaves for injured and orphaned Koalas

This way to help is available from September to April, when koalas are generally more active and you are likely to see interesting mating and territorial behavior, including bellowing males. This is also the best time to spot adorable joeys!

Temperatures are generally very comfortable during this time.

Accommodation in Great Ocean Road

meaningful luxury travel Great Ocean Ecolodge

Great Ocean Ecolodge is a social enterprise, established and operated by the Conservation Ecology Centre. All profits from your stay are reinvested into wildlife conservation and the Ecolodge itself is entirely solar powered and ecologically responsible, resting gently in the landscape. The Great Ocean Ecolodge is surrounded by pristine bushland, lush rainforests, secluded beaches and […]

Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road is an Australian National Heritage listed, 170 mile (243 kilometre) stretch of road along the south-eastern coast of Australia between the Victorian cities of Torquay and Allansford. A great spot to volunteer and help conserve koalas and tiger quolls.