“When there are only 50 left, every koala counts” – Chris Allen, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage

The Koala Action Network (KAN) grew out of a NSW Koala Strategy-initiated community meeting held in Bega in February 2019.

From this meeting a group of key stakeholders formed the Koala Strategy Steering Group which aimed to facilitate inclusive & collaborative leadership in the effective management of NSW South Coast koalas.

During a series of meetings the Group reached out to many people and through a co-design process developed foundational principles, potential strategies and key actions for the proposed community-based koala action organisation.

In November 2019 the Group hosted the Community Koala Action Workshop at the Tanja Hall to explore key focus areas and decide on priority actions. A key objective of the workshop was to form working groups to implement agreed actions. 42 people attended the meeting. 

In November 2020 the Group told the story so far: How KAN got to where it is now (PDF).

Chris Allen and Ian Campbell talk about the survival of Bega Valley koalas

 The Koala Action Network is auspiced by the Far South Coast Landcare Association