Save our koalas

Double your donation: The next $2,200 to Save Our Koalas will be matched dollar-for-dollar by Phil Manser.

115 donors have given to Save our koalas, raising $7,717.

Goal: $10,000


Thank you for helping us make a real-world difference today and into the future for one of Australia’s most beloved icons.

Improving wildlife recovery methods

With many of our native wildlife becoming extinct at alarming rates, QUT researchers have developed a leading-edge technique for detecting koalas using drones that can detect heat signatures from above – a faster and more accurate method than traditional ground searches. They have created an algorithm to identify the heat signatures of koalas and are working to extend their algorithm to automatically detect other animal species.

Your gift has helped:

  • enable detection, analysis and mapping of koalas from drone data in bushfire affected areas
  • develop an algorithm to increase the number of species able to be detected
  • support drone surveys in partnership with national wildlife protection organisations
  • improve wildlife populations and the sustainability of large areas of wilderness.

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