Koala Woman Says
Look at the discrepancy between AKF and government numbers. This says that more traipsing through the bush is needed and the member should seek funding for a koala count. It may be an avenue for recovery. Koalas are scattered across this electorate with occasional sightings, however the Koala “hotspots” are at Wilsons Promontory, Inverloch, Moondarra (north of Morwell) and Bunyip State Park. However 45% of this Park was burnt by wildfire in 2009 which probably halved the Koala population.
Member for McMillan
Will he Act or Axe?
Estimated AKF Koala Population: 400-800
Estimated Koala Habitat left: 50.2%
Estimated Federal Government Population: 100-20,000
The Victorian Government opposed the protection of the koala and there is no Federal protective legislation in place.