Bangalow Koalas Community Wildlife Corridor
Byron Shire Council
Bangalow Koalas Community Wildlife corridor aims to protect habitat for threatened species and ecological communities in the state's Northern Rivers. Their long-term mission is to create a Koala Wildlife Corridor to encourage koalas out of urban areas and away from threats by planting 500,000 trees by 2025. With this goal in sight, the organisation has already planted 168,000 trees in just over 3 years.
Bangalow Koalas efforts have led to the expansion of a native corridor from Bangalow to Byron Bay, and it’s now heading further westward to Tenterfield, north to the Queensland border, and south towards Grafton.
Bangalow Koalas started in 2016 with a handful of concerned neighbours determined to prevent a 400-metre stretch of koala food trees from deteriorating. Now the group has grown into a registered environmental organisation of 140 members who are educating, involving, and inspiring the community to help save and protect the Northern Rivers koalas.