The AKF is focussed on enacting a Koala Protection Act; it will be a simple a piece of national legislation that has been formulated by us, in consultation with our legal teams in Australia and overseas.
It will focus on protecting trees. Current legislation ironically focusses on the Koala itself, and the habitat is almost impossible to protect.
Did you know that industry can be given permits to 'take'? This means that a company can accidentally kill a Koala during their operations. How can industry be allowed to do this? This would not be allowed with a Koala Protection Act.
The Koala Protection Act will also insist that the Koala should be treated with immense respect.
The Australian Government needs to see Koalas as a national treasure, deserving of absolute protection and long term survival.
The Koala Protection Act is unassailable, and will see Koalas receive the highest level of protection of any animal species in Australian history.
The AKF was successful in arguing that the Koala should be listed as 'vulnerable' and the Federal Government listed the Koala in 2012. Since that time nothing has changed, except the federal laws have been weakened at the behest of industry.
It is clear that existing federal legislation is incapable of providing the level of protection needed to save the Koala. Read about it here.
The Koala Protection Act is absolutely necessary. Help us make sure our federal politicians support its passing.
Remember - 'No Tree, No Me'.
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