The Queensland Government has finally released their draft Koala Conservation Strategy with proposals to strengthen protections for koalas.
The new strategy includes new koala habitat mapping as well as a commitment to undertake rehabilitation to restore 1000 ha of koala habitat in SEQ by 2024. Unfortunately, as it stands the strategy will fail to deliver meaningful protection for koalas unless there are also new laws implemented to protect koala habitat from destruction.
Parts of SEQ have already lost up to 80% of their Koalas, this is a critical opportunity to ensure koala are protected for the future.
Come along to our community meeting to hear directly from koala experts about the detail of the strategy and raise any concerns you have. There will also be an opportunity for you to get together with people in your community to discuss actions you can take to push for stronger laws.WHENJanuary 21, 2020 at 6pmWHEREKurilpa Hall
174 Boundary St
West End, QLD 4101
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Sign our petition to demand the Queensland Government say no to the privatisation and destruction of our National Parks.642 signaturesHinchinbrook Island, Whitsunday Island and Cooloola have been declared national parks because of their exceptional scientific, ecological, heritage and recreational values. Any changes to the land tenure of those national parks will lessen the protection of those exceptional values.Public opinion, actively demonstrated over decades, indicates that citizens believe that areas declared as National Parks form a vital part of the state's heritage for all to enjoy.We call upon Queensland Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, and Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef, Leeanne Enoch, to ensure that:
- The whole of Hinchinbrook Island, Whitsunday Island and Cooloola National Parks are retained as national park with no private development within them;
- The three national parks are properly managed so as to protect their exceptional values; and
- No private development is permitted within any of Queensland's national parks.