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Protecting “Royal” the Koala

In 2020  a koala named “Royal” was found in Kirrawee close to the Royal National Park. “Royal” was captured then released into the park with a  radio collar attached to allow tracking of his movements.

He was tracked for 3 months by a  team of volunteers before being re-released without his collar, you can read the full story with plenty of pictures and video here.

Then after five months with no knowledge of his whereabouts  “Royal” reappeared. Late at night on 13th April this year he was spotted  in a tree on Bundeena Drive with impenetrable heath on both sides and cars passing below. He was identifiable from his ear tags.

But not only was he in danger from the passing traffic he was also only a few hundred meters from the perimeter of a large hazard reduction burn that was planned to be ignited in a couple of days.

To hear what happened next click on the READ MORE tab.

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About Friends of the Royal

We are a enthusiastic and dedicated bunch of individuals and groups from all walks of life and with various interests, but drawn together by the common goals of protecting, preserving and appreciating the Royal and the surrounding National Parks.

Among our aims, the current focus is to encourage and enlist volunteer support for more scientific research, litter removal and bush regeneration / weed removal in particular. Check the link below for details.

What we do

Get Involved

Voluntary activities run regularly and are a great way to help preserve and protect this beautiful area and to meet like minded people. Volunteering is fun!!

Volunteer expression of interest form

A Volunteer calendar is available for the next three months

Volunteer Calendar