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August 15, 2011

One of Australia’s biggest draw cards when it comes to luring tourists to our shores is a chance to see the wildlife. Cuddling a Koala sits squarely at the top of almost every visitors ‘To-Do’ lists. Wildlife Tourism recently highlighted an initiative by the Mt Barney Lodge to donate all camping proceeds from the first half of September to theAustralian Koala Foundation.

 

Mum and Dads and “little koalas” are invited to come camping under the gum trees and help save the native koalas.

 

September 7 is National Threatened Species Day, and the whole of September is the Australian Koala Foundations “save the koala” month.

 

Mt Barney Lodge is supporting the Australian Koala Foundations education and conservation actions by donating every child’s camping fee to the Australian Koala Foundation from the 1st to 15th September. Each child will receive a sticker and koala tattoo for their efforts!

 

For camping bookings:  02 5544 3233 or info@mtbarneylodge.com.au

 

Thanks for spending a couple of nights outdoors this spring to help our koalas.

 

For media inquiries please contact:

Tracey Larkin, Manager

MT BARNEY LODGE COUNTRY RETREAT

1093 Upper Logan Rd, Mt Barney, Q, 4287

Ph: (07) 5544 3233  Fax: (07) 5544 3233

info@mtbarneylodge.com.au

www.mtbarneylodge.com.au

 

source: http://wildlifetourism.org.au/camp-for-koalas-september-2011/

 

UPDATE:

Free Camping in Queensland National Parks Planned

"Bush walkers and families will be lured back to Queensland’s national parks with the offer of an annual waiver on camping fees. But they’ll have to wait until next year to benefit from the free weekend. It is understood measures outlined in today’s plan will include the completion of statements of management intent for all national parks by 2012…

 

Either a management plan or statement of management intent would be completed for all protected areas by 2015, along with an overall state of the parks report. Naturally Queensland 2020 will also outline a target for koala bushland habitat gain and a push to run school holiday programs in high-profile national parks. Ms Darling said more than 800 rangers were employed to look after parks and forests."

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