Koalas could become extinct in NSW in the next 30 years. These iconic native animals are facing increased threats with even the healthiest colonies at risk as critical habitat is destroyed, and our climate grows hotter and drier.
Dead and dying koalas are becoming an increasingly common sight on country and suburban roads, yet less than one per cent of identified koala habitat remains protected under the new land clearing codes introduced by the NSW Government in 2017.
We need to take immediate action to save koalas, that’s why our MP Mark Pearson is holding a Parliamentary Inquiry into koala populations and habitat in NSW to find out just how dire the situation is for one of our most iconic native animals.
Together with our members and supporters, we are demanding urgent, cross-party support to reduce land clearing and save these koalas from extinction.