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.
Australia’s Koala populations continue to be threatened by habitat loss for unsustainable development, and associated impacts: cars, dogs and disease. The most significant thing Australia can do to protect the Koala is provide better legislation to protect habitat.
The Koala Protection Act will be critical to the future survival of the Koala. Read our collection of briefs in support of the Koala Protection Act here.