Koalas must not be judged on the basis of their impact on development or tourism. Their habitat must be protected, particularly given their current vulnerable status in Queensland, NSW and ACT. They deserve safety from harm by humans.
- To better estimate koala populations and their locations and review the status of the species as appropriate. The range of current population estimates seem too wide.
- To determine koala road kill hotspots and incorporate overpasses/underpasses and exclusion fences and to encourage koala corridors in fragmented habitat.
- To prohibit new developments, including housing, forestry and mining on land inhabited by koalas.
- To abolish large public events such as car rallies and festivals in occupied koala habitat.
- To educate the public about the ecosystem services koalas render.
- To encourage increased growth in and support for koala friendly eco-tourism.
- To place an immediate ban on logging in native forests with koala populations and to ensure no harm is caused to koalas who have moved into timber plantations (see our Land Clearing policy).