Hume

Koala Woman Says

 

Bargo south of Campbelltown has the honour of the first recorded sighting of a Koala in 1798. There are still a few Koalas in the area, but most records are suspiciously next to the Hume Highway and are probably roadkills. There are a few north of Mittagong in Nattai National Park, and some more in Belanglo State Forest. There may be a few around Boorowa but there are no recent records. After the redistribution half of this electorate is now in Eden-Monaro and Riverina, but there were no recent Koala records here. However it does now include the Appin area where there are still a few.


Member for Hume

Mr Angus Taylor MP
Liberal Party of Australia
[email protected]
PO Box 700 Goulburn
NSW 2580

Will he Act or Axe?


Koala Numbers

Estimated AKF Koala Population: 700-1500

Estimated Koala Habitat left: 37.2%

Estimated Federal Government Population: No data. No opinion.

Listed as vulnerable to extinction under the EPBC Act (May 2012)