Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Koala Specialist nominated for Women of the Year award!
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Koala Specialist Sarah Eccleston has been nominated in this year’s Gold Coast Bulletin Women of the Year awards, in the Environmental Warriors category.
Sarah has spent her whole adult life working with Koalas at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and is an amazing advocate for this iconic species.
Sarah is the published author children’s book of ‘Have You Seen a Tree for Me?’. The story aims to inspire the next generation to become future Koala conservation champions. Sarah has been sharing this important message with children everywhere and her book has even been read by Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York on her Storytime online platform in the United Kingdom. The book has been shared all over the world to charities like the Make a Wish foundation, children’s hospitals and even read through Zoom during the covid lockdowns. Former Queensland Environment Minister Meaghan Scanlon also made sure all Gold Coast schools have a copy of the book.
Sarah is involved in many of the research and breeding projects at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and Currumbin Wildlife Hospital, dedicated to saving the species from extinction.
“We are so proud of Sarah and everything she has achieved and continues to achieve. She plays a huge role at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and is an amazing advocate for Koalas. This nomination is well deserved and a great reflection of her ongoing hard work and dedication, well done Sarah!” CEO of National Trust of Australia (QLD) Jayme Cuttriss.
Nominations for the Gold Coast Bulletin Women of the year awards close on August 1. Winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Star on September 16.