Koala Woman Says
The area was first developed in the 1850s with logging and then farming, so most forests here were well and truly gone before the fur trade. There were some Koalas reported in the early 1960s, but in the last 15 years or so this habitat was cleared to make way for the suburb of Keysborough.
Member for Iasaacs
Will he Act or Axe?
Estimated AKF Koala Population: Extinct
Estimated Koala Habitat left: 6.8%
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.