It appears that governance in NSW is no longer about representing your constituents, it is about following the party line, no questions asked. Fortunately for koalas one upper house Liberal MLC Catherine Cusack was prepared to cross the floor in their defense.
New measures are being taken to alert motorists to koala blackspots as Lismore Council implements new signage and road markings encouraging drivers to slow down.
If you are genuinely trying to save the koala why would you chose not to protect its known areas of habitat and recommend a significant number of habitat areas for either high-impact logging or clear-felling?
National Parks Association of NSW (NPA) is questioning the strategy that was passed at the National party conference to save koalas saying that it won’t save the species from the problems the Nationals have created via their enthusiasm for land clearing and native forest logging.
David Norris, Pottsville. I wish to respond to Ms Lorraine Vass’ recent letter. Contrary to her experience, many koala experts claim that koalas are vulnerable to stress-related disease as a result of human-related disturbance. A paper by Dr Steve Phillips... Read More →
The newly released koala plan of management for the Pacific Highway section south of Ballina has drawn the ire of koala campaigners who say it is simply a method of managing the local colony into extinction.
M Gardner, Byron Bay. Recently I wrote that Byron shire needed to have a growth plan for our wildlife. Koalas are one species in desperate need of at least a management plan, but councillors voted 5-4 soon after to defer the adoption of the koala management plan yet again.