NSW Koala Summit 2024

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Koalas in NSW face a range of threats, including habitat loss, fragmentation and degradation, climate change, disease, declining genetic diversity, vehicle strike, bushfire, and dog attack. Over the three koala generations (15-21 years) prior to the 2019-2020 Black Summer bushfires, koala populations were estimated by the NSW Chief Scientist to have declined 26%. The 2020 Legislative Council inquiry into NSW koala populations and habitat concluded that without action, koalas in NSW could be extinct by 2050. The goal of the NSW Koala Strategy is to reverse this trend and instead to double the number of koalas in NSW by 2050.

We invite you to have your say: Reviewing the NSW Koala Strategy discussion paper is open for feedback until 26 April 2024 and can be obtained from https://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/topics/animals-and-plants/threatened-species/programs-legislation-and-framework/nsw-koala-strategy/reviewing-the-nsw-koala-strategy
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Specialist publicationThe Murrumbidgee Naturalist
PublisherThe Murrumbidgee Field Naturalists Inc.
Publication statusPublished - 09 Apr 2024


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