Mid North Coast Joint Organisation, Port Macquarie-Hastings Council, Kempsey Shire Council, Bellingen Shire Council, Port Macquarie Koala Hospital, and Saving our Species
From 2018, Saving our Species is providing $450,000 over three years to continue the project and support a dedicated koala conservation officer employed by the Joint Organisation. Partner organisations are contributing a further $250,000 in cash and in-kind contributions.
The Koala Recovery Partnership is improving koala conservation across the Hastings-Macleay region by engaging with landholders, the community, research groups and government sectors to achieve better on-ground outcomes and on-going viability for koalas.
The partnership is working with the Tacking Point Lions Club on Koala Smart. This program seeks to engage and educate school students about koala conservation using the arts and science.
The Hello Koalas sculpture trail is also raising awareness of the issues facing koalas in the region. Twenty-four sculptures are featured in an exhibit in the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney during October and November 2019.