Pay to save koalas

David Gilet, Byron Bay

Conservation of koala populations would be much enhanced if landholders with koala habitat on their properties were compensated with some sort of concession for retaining it and/or for planting wildlife corridors (subject to yearly inspection, of course).

Now this may sound like a very cynical approach to the problem. However, if people are unwilling to do the right thing out of decency and national pride, there is no point denying the mindset – you have to deal with it. As most of the tree clearing is done for financial gain, some compensation would be appropriate.

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