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Recognising the disastrous impact that the raging bushfires are having on koala populations across NSW a call is being put out to the NSW government to stop logging of koala habitat.
Deforestation is the number-one cause of extinctions in NSW and koalas are under threat from every direction – logging, housing development, the Pacific Highway just to name a few. Take action this Sunday at the #SaveOurKoala rally in Lismore.
After examining the plight of koalas around Bangalow, and the battle to save them, NSW Labor Senator Jenny McAllister believes governments need to do more to secure the future of the endangered animals.
NSW Greens MP Dawn Walker has lashed out in state parliament at the government’s failure to deliver a state-wide koala strategy, accusing Liberal Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton of ‘incompetence or gross negligence’.
A new online survey is encouraging North Coast residents to provide valuable information about some of Australia’s most significant and vulnerable koala populations. And – apart from the feelgood factor – there's an extra incentive for people to complete the survey.
Residents and conservationists fear the impact of vegetation work at Tyagarah Airfield the local koala population has been as Byron Shire Council plans to push ahead.