Visiting coast’s natural beauty

CAMPAIGNER: Julie Courtemanche says hello to the koala Sapphire at Potoroo Palace. Picture: John Marsh

CAMPAIGNER: Julie Courtemanche says hello to the koala Sapphire at Potoroo Palace. Picture: John Marsh

Julie Courtemanche, Sydney campaign manager for The Wilderness Society, recently visited the South Coast. 

The visit was focused upon meeting local conservationists, gathering knowledge and seeing the damage to the region’s native forests.

As a part of the tour Ms Courtemanche paid a visit to Potoroo Palace.

Hosted by keeper John Marsh, she met many of the native residents including the sanctuary’s very own home-grown koala Sapphire.

She was accompanied by local campaigners Harriet Swift, Keith Hughes and Joselyn van der Moolen.

Ms Courtemanche will be considering the role the Wilderness Society can play in creating the Great Southern Forest.

This is planned to be an area set aside with no logging allowed in order to save the already threatened wildlife in the area, in particular the koalas. 

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