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Koalas in Our Biosphere Need Protection

Through habitat destruction and disease, our iconic national symbol for both Australia and Queensland is seriously under threat due to wild dogs and motor traffic. The challenge is to find ways in which to help the local koala population fight back.

Through better understanding of koala population health and habits we can start to inform land managers and policy makers, where they in turn can develop better strategies to protect our national icon.

“More than 25,000 Koalas have died in South East Queensland in the past Decade” The Australian Koala Foundation. Only a handful still remain in our biosphere.

A draft, five-year Noosa Shire Koala Conservation Plan which aims to improve survival rates, increase habitat, reduce the impact of both wild and domestic dogs, improve education and boost research is now open for six weeks of public comment.

See article by Phil Moran (NCBA member and Landcare) on old NBL website

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