Koala Woman Says
Although Healesville Sanctuary is famous for koalas, if we are correct with these numbers then where have the wild koalas gone given the amount of habitat in this electorate? The answer is that the best habitats have been cleared for housing, with any remaining habitat fragmented by busy roads. There are probably a few Koalas between Monbulk and Mount Dandenong but none have been reported since 2007. There have been no reported sightings for 15 years in the rugged eastern 2/3rds of the electorate, an area prone to severe bushfire.
Member for Casey
Will he Act or Axe?
Estimated AKF Koala Population: 50-100
Estimated Koala Habitat left: 79%
Estimated Federal Government Population: No data. No opinion.
The Victorian Government opposed the protection of the koala and there is no Federal protective legislation in place.