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.
Estimated AKF Koala Population: 40 - 80
Estimated Koala Habitat left: 38.1%
Estimated Federal Goverment Population: No data. No opinion.
The Victorian Government opposed the protection of the koala
and there is no Federal protective legislation in place.
MEMBER FOR menzies
WILL HE ACT OR AXE?