Koala Woman Says
I think there would be a few koalas straggling around Ringwood because local carers still have the odd animal coming in for care, however there have been no official sightings since 2010. This low number is a result of massive housing-led fragmentation which could be linked to the Yarra River again (e.g. Warrandyte State Park where there are a few Koalas) provided there is enough dedication by the community. If not, the koalas here are on their way to extinction.
Member for Menzies
Will he Act or Axe?
Estimated AKF Koala Population: 40-80
Estimated Koala Habitat left: 38.1%
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.