The Mornington Peninsula Koala Conservation started in May 2019 with the local community realising the importance of preserving the local koala population from the threat of development.
We started out firstly with a Facebook group which continues to record the sightings of koalas on the Mornington Peninsula. Our membership is gradually increasing, and with the support of the Mornington Peninsula Landcare Network, we are well on the way to becoming an established community conservation group.
Our main goal is to create a koala wildlife corridor connecting existing sections of koala habitat and food trees on the Mornington Peninsula. This involves planting in the existing koala corridors, thereby encouraging koalas out of urban areas and away from the many threats they face.
To achieve our goal, we need funding to purchase and plant trees and vegetation needed for the wildlife corridors. To raise the funds needed we will hold fundraisers, increase membership and apply for grants. All money received will go directly towards bringing our project and goals to life.