The objectives of the Pine Rivers Koala Care Association Inc. are to educate the residents of and visitors to the district on all aspects of the koala. A QPWS representative passed the opinion that the Pine Rivers hosted the "...healthiest urban population of koalas in Australia".
Therefore it is important that we all do our best to protect the koala. Scientific evidence supports the prediction that with the current demise of the koala and its habitat that it will become extinct, as we know it in south-east Queensland by approximately 2020.
Many brochures and publications have been written about the koala. Information brochures and booklets are produced by and available from the State Government and the Pine Rivers District Office of the Moreton Bay Regional Council on the koala. These publications together with other relevant information are available from the Pine Rivers Koala Care Association Inc. upon request or visit us at our stand at most major events in the District throughout the year.
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If you see a koala that is in imminent danger, sick, injured or acting in an abnormal way, you should contact the Pine Rivers Koala Rescue Team on 0401 350 799.
Should you own a dog or dogs, it is your responsibility to be familiar with the Moreton Bay Regional Council’s Local Law 2 – (Animal Management) and Subordinate Local Law 2 (Animal Management) Part 3 Control of Animals 11 Koala Areas - Authorised local areas, s 15.
A koala with a damp and dirty bottom or infected eyes could be diseased and should be reported to the Association so that an evaluation can be made on capture and treatment. Koalas sitting on the ground or for lengthy periods low to the ground also need to be assessed, so please give us a call.