Koala Woman Says
This area had a large logging industry up until the 1850s and is a good example of the best land with the best timber being cleared. Koalas get pushed into poorer-quality habitat where they may survive in far fewer numbers for a couple of decades but inevitably head for extinction. All the Koala records are from Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park in the northeast of the electorate, and there have been none since 1979. Happy to hear from any locals who might have seen some.
Member for Bradfield
Will he Act or Axe?
Estimated AKF Koala Population: Extinct
Estimated Koala Habitat left: 36.5%
Estimated Federal Government Population: No data. No opinion.
Listed as vulnerable to extinction under the EPBC Act (May 2012)