You are here

Save the Koala

The Australian native Koala, until a few years ago, considered abundant, is now threatened with extinction in many parts of Australia (with the possible exception of Kangaroo Island where they have been introduced and have been to multiply).

They have come under particular threat in South East Queensland as a result of loss of habitat caused by the pressure of the relentless growth of its human population. In Queensland total population has more than doubled from 2 million in 1974 to well over 4 million today and is threatened to increase by yet another 1  in South East Queensland alone by 2026. Now, according to the Australian Koala Foundation, they face the threat of extinction in South East Queensland. A letter has been written to the Queensland Environment Minister requesting that the status of the Koala be raised from 'vulnerable' to 'endangered' in South East Queensland.