The World Wildlife Fund Australia recently released a report which estimates there are likely less than 20,000 koalas left in NSW and at the current rate they are on track to be extinct in the state by as early as 2050.
This is due to excessive tree-clearing following repeal of the NSW Native Vegetation Act in August 2017. The proposed new laws would permit bulldozing of 99% of identified koala habitat on private land in the state. The NSW Government is responsible for opening the floodgates to the destruction of koala forests and woodlands on a scale we have not seen for more than 20 years. They need to urgently strengthen the laws to ensure koalas and other threatened native animals are given the protections they need.
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