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Koala Education and Community Awareness


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Koala Education and Community Awareness
RCE Greater Western Sydney
Asia-Pacific Regional RCE Meeting 2018
25-27 September, 2018, Parramatta (Sydney), Australia

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Koala Education and Community Awareness

  1. 1. Koala Education and Community Awareness RCE GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA Issue/Challenge: Conserving local Koala populations in the Hawkesbury and Blue Mountains areas through research, education and community awareness. RCE Educational Strategy and Response: Cross Sector collaboration by NSW Government (Office of Environment and Heritage) with various key agencies including Science for Wildlife and Brewongle Environmental Education Centre to deliver education to school children and run a local ’Koala Festival’ to raise community awareness of the need for protecting and reducing threats to local koala populations. SDG’s and Targets Target 4.7: By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development. Target 11.4 Strengthen efforts to protect and safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage Target Target 15.5 Take urgent and significant action to reduce the degradation of natural habitats, halt the loss of biodiversity and, by 2020, protect and prevent the extinction of threatened species