Koala Protection

Koala Protection

Koalas are in drastic decline across many parts of Australia due to habitat loss, disease, car strikes and climate change. We must act urgently to protect this iconic species for generations to come.

The koala is listed as vulnerable in NSW and a report released in 2016 by the State's Chief Scientist found that koala populations have declined in NSW by an estimated 26% over the past 15 to 21 years. There are now only 36,000 koalas left in New South Wales. 

We need to ensure koalas are protected across the entire landscape, including by providing habitat connectivity and linkages.

The Greens will:

  • Support moves to ensure all koala habitat in State Forests is protected from logging, including through the creation of new National Parks.

  • Oppose the NSW Government’s plans to weaken land clearing protections that will have a devastating impact on the habitat of many koala populations on private land. 

  • Support measures for research, education and conservation that improve the state of koalas in NSW.

DAWN WALKER CALLS FOR A GREAT KOALA NATIONAL PARK

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