Canadians are rushing to help Melbourne’s wild koalas in greater numbers than ever before.
“Since introducing our new conservation tourism program last year, our bookings from Canada have gone through the roof” says Janine Duffy of Echidna Walkabout Nature Tours. “Canada has always been a major market for us, but recent increases have set a new record.”
The popular Koalas & Kangaroos IN THE WILD day tour visits the You Yangs Park to walk with wild koalas, which are named and studied by Echidna Walkabout researchers. The tours pay for the research, and guests help out by finding koalas and other animals.
“We’ve had Canadians of all ages, out in the Bush helping our Koalas” says Janine. “I think Canadians have a ‘can-do’ attitude. So when we see a wild koala, they want to make sure it has a future!”
The growth has been across all retailers and wholesalers, with Goway and Goway Groups the major drivers: “It’s fitting – the koala has always been Goway’s signature animal” says Janine.
Contact: Janine Duffy
+61 (0)3 9646 8249 mob: +61 (0)427 808 747
For images go to: Online Images at Picasa – Koalas & Kangaroos IN THE WILD