AKF removes free access to KoalaMap mapping – 4th February, 2016
(Due to unauthorised use by industry)
Koala sightings can still be viewed and registered.
The National Board of the Australian Koala Foundation (AKF) made the decision to remove free access to AKF Koala Habitat Mapping on KoalaMap. This takes effect from 4th February, 2016. This decision was made with great reluctance; KoalaMap was developed to allow members of the community wanting to fight inappropriate development with accurate scientific information.
In recent times AKF has become aware that industry and ecological consultants have been taking unauthorised extracts of KoalaMap habitat mapping, removing the AKF Logo and in some instances gaining approval from government authorities to destroy Koala habitat.
These actions have breached AKF intellectual property rights and it is clear that access for commercial purposes is also a breach of our conditions of use. The Federal Government has been advised of our concerns.
If you are seeking access to Koala habitat mapping for commercial purposes, AKF Koala Habitat Atlas data is available for licensing through our data licensing partner OMNILINK (www.omnilink.com.au/products/koalamaps)
AKF will continue to support members of the community who wish to contest unsustainable development. If you need access to Koala habitat mapping, please contact Dr Douglas Kerlin at [email protected]
KoalaMap is still available to view and register Koala sightings via the button below.