Koala Woman Says
This electorate seems to be doing a bit better than the adjoining northern electorate of Fairfax. It includes the Glasshouse Mountains and Maleny and stretches west to Conondale. The valleys have been cleared for farming, and the remaining vegetation Koalas can’t use because it is rainforest. Koala populations are therefore in small scattered groups, with a concentration between Palmwoods and Maleny. Interestingly there are few records east of the Bruce Highway (e.g. Caloundra) but much good habitat was replaced by pine plantations many years ago and the rest is under threat from development.
Member for Fisher
Will he Act or Axe?
Estimated AKF Koala Population: 250-400
Estimated Koala Habitat left: 46.7%
Estimated Federal Government Population: No data. No opinion.
Listed as vulnerable to extinction under the EPBC Act (May 2012)