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Koalas and Disease Nonsense

4 September 2015 –



There are two major diseases that are thought to be impacting Koalas: Chlamydia and Koala Retrovirus (KoRV). 

Studies show that both have likely been with Koalas for thousands of years.  KoRV may have been invading the Koala germ line for as long as 50,000 years.

It has also been suggested that some strains of chlamydia may have been passed to Koalas from domestic livestock, suggesting transmission after European settlement. Those strains of Chlamydia are pretty rare.  Again, generally the evidence suggests Koalas have had chlamydia for thousands of years.


So, why does Government continue to fund research into disease? 

So they will not have to put constraints on industry. It is far easier, and sounds far more caring to fund researchers instead of stopping trees being cut down.  

If you have no food, you get sick. 

You must ask the question: Why were there 10 million Koalas before European settlement?  Why hadn’t disease killed them off then?  Because the Indigenous people of Australia did not destroy landscapes. They worked in harmony with their world.

That isn’t nonsense, that is something we should learn from.


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