Save the Koala Day is celebrated every September 30th and is part of Save the Koala Month, established by the Australian Koala Foundation. The mission of the holiday is simple and noble – to save these amazing animals and help increase their population.
Unfortunately, today koalas are under the threat of extinction, so it is important for society to unite, raise awareness about these animals, and save and increase their natural habitats. The main causes of extinction are human criminal activity and climate change. The holiday was first celebrated in 1986; it was founded by two veterinarians, but gradually the number of people wishing to join this noble mission increased.
- In 2012, koalas were officially recognized as endangered.
- The Australian authorities have long been reluctant to admit the symbol of the continent is in danger, but veterinarian Deborah Tabart provided indisputable evidence that the government is not able to provide protection to these animals.
- Today, the Koala Foundation of Australia is taking the initiative to develop legislation aimed at protecting animals. There is a similar law to protect bald eagles.
How to take part
Make your contribution to protecting these cute and funny animals. On the official website of the Australian Koala Foundation, you can shelter an animal and take responsibility for its well-being. If this is not possible, donate what you can to this organization. Another way to celebrate the holiday is to plant eucalyptus – a favorite delicacy of these funny Australians.
When is Save the Koala Day in 2023?
Save the Koala Day is observed on September 30 each year.