Koala Woman Says
All Federal politicians take note: When the next foreign dignitary visits Canberra and cuddles a Koala, you can tell them that our nation's capital has no wild Koalas within its boundaries. Landclearing first started in the 1820s, any remaining good-quality bush was replaced by pine plantations, and now we have large-scale housing development at Gungahlin creeping closer and closer to the last patches of bush.
Apparently a Koala was sighted on Belconnen Golf Course a couple of years ago, but one lost Koala does not constitute a population.
Member for Fenner
Will he Act or Axe?
Estimated AKF Koala Population: Extinct
Estimated Koala Habitat left: 6%
Estimated Federal Government Population: No data. No opinion.
Listed as vulnerable to extinction under the EPBC Act (May 2012)