Hello Dear Readers,
As I type this post, the Glasgow Climate Change Conference is underway. Our chosen world leaders are expected to commit to limit greenhouse gas emissions, hopefully keeping the temperature rise to no more than 1.5 degrees C. It is an exciting time when we can work together to embrace science, technology and innovation to phase out coal power. Climate changes impact even the smallest of organisms. Preserving and assisting our intricate, fragile ecosystem requires shared vision, strong leadership and individual passion. With so many species around the world impacted by rapid climate change, conservation biologists conduct vulnerability assessments and recommend management strategies. This includes our beloved koalas; they are vulnerable to extinction.
From the large picture to the small and practical, this month, I have been visiting Kerry, Wildlife Nurse SA who has already nursed six joey koalas in her intensive care unit at her home. This means around the clock feeds, weighs, warmth and care. Kerry is assisted by 1300Koalaz and the support of the public. Please look up Kerry, and 1300Koalaz on their Facebook pages and show them some support. Once the joeys are strong enough, they are passed to another carer, where they can grow and practise climbing skills (and all things koala) before they are eventually released.