AKF Calls For Queensland Mayors to Place a Moratorium on Development Applications Threatening the Koala
The Australian Koala Foundation has written to the Mayors of Redland City, Brisbane City, Moreton Bay and Logan City to request that they place a moratorium on all Koala Habitat Development Applications in their Local Government Area (LGA) immediately and also a moratorium on the removal of any tree species that are needed for the long term future of the Koala in their LGA.
You can read the letters from our CEO, Deborah Tabart OAM, and see the shocking data on habitat clearance below.
Australian Koala Foundation CEO Deborah Tabart OAM will be in Tamworth on Thursday 16 March for a special preview screening of the documentary Cultivating Murder. The documentary, by Film Projects, recounts the murder of Glen Turner, an officer from the Office of Environment and Heritage, who had been investigating illegal land-clearing near Moree in 2014.
The Australian Koala Foundation has called on the Queensland Government to release historical data on just how many Koalas have died, and continue to die, on their watch.
The Australian Koala Foundation has written to the NSW Minister for the Environment Gabrielle Upton urging her to utilise accurate Koala Habita Atlas mapping head of Friday's closing date for submissions.
On Monday, AKF CEO Deborah Tabart OAM spoke with Steve Austin on ABC Brisbane Radio’s morning show.
Several points were up for discussion including the lack of action toward a national Koala Recovery Plan; three years since first proposed! And how close is the relationship between local councils and developers?
As Australia sweats through another exceptionally warm summer, it’s important to talk about the role of Koala forests in our climate.
As we are taught in school, trees play an important role in the water cycle. Roots suck up water from underground and release it into the atmosphere through a process called transpiration. That water released by trees plays a vital role in bringing rain. Massive land clearing can stop clouds forming; if we don’t have trees, rainfall is significantly diminished.
We are encouraging all of our supporters to contact Federal Environment Minister, the Hon. Josh Frydenberg, demanding a federal solution for our Koalas and Koala habitats in Australia.
Click the link below for a sample letter, and add in your own thoughts as well. It is critically important the Federal Government enacts a Koala Protection Act, and that Mr Frydenberg's department writes a Recovery Plan, (that was due in 2014).
The Australian Koala Foundation has contacted the NSW State Government expressing grave concerns on the development of the NSW Koala Strategy.
The Australian Koala Foundation (AKF) currently estimates there are between 44,920 and 85,495 Koalas left in the wild. When you consider that more than 8 million Koalas were killed for their fur between 1888 and 1927, we may be looking at a population that is only 1% of historic numbers. It is time for action.