Koala Woman Says
Oh dear. There were 22 recorded sightings between 2000 and 2010, and none since. Where have they gone? No doubt part of the cause is the Pacific Motorway with its lack of wildlife crossings, fragmentation of high-quality habitat by high-voltage electricity easements, and coastal development, firstly around Wyong, and Warnervale was ear-marked as a major urban growth area in 2002. Any remaining Koalas in this electorate survive in very low numbers in poor-quality habitat to the west.
Member for Dobell
Will she Act or Axe?
Estimated AKF Koala Population: 10-20
Estimated Koala Habitat left: 63.6%
Estimated Federal Government Population: No data. No opinion.
Listed as vulnerable to extinction under the EPBC Act (May 2012)