Koala Woman Says
Ryde was settled in the 1790s and there was still logging at Carlingford up until the 1920s. Farming was still a major land use until after WW2 when housing development began in earnest. I am confident Koalas used to roam these forests until then.
Member for Bennelong
Will he Act or Axe?
Estimated AKF Koala Population: Extinct
Estimated Koala Habitat left: 6.3%
Estimated Federal Government Population: No data. No opinion.
Listed as vulnerable to extinction under the EPBC Act (May 2012)