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  World’s First and Largest Koala Sanctuary


Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary opened in 1927 as a safe refuge for sick, injured, and oprhaned koalas, at a time when the species was being culled for the fur trade. Founder, Claude Reid, recognised something had to be done to help protect one of Australia's most iconic species. Today, Lone Pine remains as a destination for local and international guests to not only see native Australian animals, but to also connect and learn, and to leave feeling inspired to make small, positive changes in their daily lives to help protect their own native wildlife and habitats.

We are committed to maximising the positive environmental and social impacts of our operations. We achieve this through water and energy efficiency, biodiversity, communication and planning. Through cooperation with our employees, suppliers and customers, we aim to set a new standard in environmental wildlife management. This will contribute to building a stronger Lone Pine and a safer, cleaner, more sustainable Australia.

  • As leaders of knowledge, we are dedicated to research and the discovery of new information. Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary conducts many internal and collaborative projects across multiple fields including; wildlife, plants, visitor studies, and education. Wildlife ResearchCollaborating with universities, governments and other reputable organisations, Lone Pine has contributed to hundreds
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  • Green Team Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary has created a Green Team to research and evaluate our environmental impact and we are working towards reducing this through changes to our energy, water and waste consumption. We are committed to maximising the positive environmental and social impacts of our operations. We achieve
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  • Supporting local businessesElectricians, plumbers, sustainable technology companies, and construction and maintenance crews are all hired from the local area. Food products are sourced directly from local suppliers. Celebrating good workmanshipWe believe that it is important to celebrate good workmanship, and via our social media channels, newsletters, and sanctuary signage, regularly
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