Kybeyan Nature Reserve expanded with an additional 1,000 hectares of koala habitat

Some good news for once, and no better day for it than Save The Koala Day!
 
The Kybeyan Nature Reserve west of Cooma will be expanded with the purchase of an additional 1,000 hectares of koala habitat.
 
Deborah Tabart, chief executive of the Australian Koala Foundation, welcomed the announcement as a Save the Koala Day present.
"I think it's a thrill that we've got this new land," she said. "A rare gold star from me for our political leaders who have made this decision."
 
Peter Rutherford, from the South East Timber Association (SETA), questioned the effectiveness of nature reserves and their management by NPWS.
"Deb (Tabart) is right in saying that our national parks systems must be adequately funded. The next challenge is that the money be spent on the right management programs, if history is not to repeat," he said.
 
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