Koala Woman Says
Koalas in this electorate are concentrated to the west from Timboon to the South Australian border and north to Edenhope. This is where my Diary back in 2013 highlighted that blue gum plantation logging was killing many koalas and it still happens today. Elsewhere in this electorate Koalas are scattered around Ararat and Beaufort, and there are Koalas on the western fringes of the Otway Ranges north of Port Campbell. Koalas have disappeared from the Grampians as a result of bushfires. AKF estimates there are between 2000-5000 Koalas, the Federal Government estimates there are up to 30,000 in this electorate. Even if government is right, and they're not, we all have to accept that these koalas are highly inbred.
Member for Wannon
Will he Act or Axe?
Estimated AKF Koala Population: 2000-5000
Estimated Koala Habitat left: 31.5%
Estimated Federal Government Population: 12,000-30,000
The Victorian Government opposed the protection of the koala and there is no Federal protective legislation in place.