The NSW Government is reviewing its 2021 Koala Strategy which in its current form lacks measures to safeguard koala habitats. 

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In publicly owned State Forests, it does not properly address the protection of koala habitat as long as logging is allowed, even if known koala hubs are present.

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On private land, it only focuses on protecting koala habitat where landowners are willing to sell or enter into voluntary conservation agreements.

If you believe it’s time to properly protect koala habitat, please consider taking a few minutes to make a submission.

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Background

To date, the NSW Government has allocated $71 million to acquire 10,069 hectares to expand the National Park estate and has agreed to conservation pacts over 7,697 hectares. These areas include lands that have been cleared, with only a small portion being high-quality koala habitat currently occupied by koalas. By contrast, in the State Forests of northeast NSW, there are 230,000 hectares of high-quality koala habitat and areas identified as Nationally Important for Koalas, from which tens of thousands of mature koala feed trees are being logged annually. If the government genuinely wants to prevent the extinction of koalas in the wild by 2050, the most effective and immediate course of action would be to protect koala habitat from logging in State Forests. We are taking action to save koalas by calling on the Federal Government to end native forest logging. Our supporters are meeting with all 104 ALP MP’s and Senators at least twice between now and the Federal Election. You can join our MP engagement here. We’ve already made a fantastic start, but we need to keep up the momentum.

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