Koalas - Queensland Conservation Council

Sign the petition: Palaszczuk government, save SEQ Koalas

Stand with us in calling on the Palaszczuk government to stop the clearing of koala habitat in Southeast Queensland. 

An expert panel report has shown that past efforts to protect the koala, which is Queensland’s official animal emblem, have failed. Up to 80% of the koala population in Southeast Queensland has been lost in just 20 years due to destruction of woodland habitat, traffic issues and domestic dog attacks

The koala now faces the prospect of extinction in the wild in Southeast Queensland.

The State Government needs to take urgent action and immediately:

  • implement a moratorium on any clearing in south-east Queensland
  • declare the koala ‘Endangered’ in south-east Queensland
  • prioritise koala and habitat protection in new planning rules

Send a clear message that more needs to be done urgently to protect our state emblem.

Sign the petition below.


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  • Boullet France
    signed 2017-09-04 02:21:03 +1000
    boullet françoise
  • Ananya Boonyarattaphun
    signed 2017-09-04 01:57:13 +1000
    Ananya Boonyarattaphun
  • katherine Sampson
    signed 2017-09-04 01:18:30 +1000
    katherine Sampson
  • Martina Behla
    signed 2017-09-04 01:10:00 +1000
  • Maelie Bugat
    signed 2017-09-04 01:01:36 +1000
    Maelie Bugat
  • Therrie Rosenvald
    signed via 2017-09-03 06:59:44 +1000
    Koala are in danger of extinction in southeast Queensland. Save their habitat. No trees no Koala and preserve their corridors.
  • Robyn McNally
    signed via 2017-09-02 15:14:40 +1000
  • Shirley McRae
    signed 2017-09-02 13:41:13 +1000
  • Dale Watson
    signed via 2017-08-31 18:48:55 +1000
  • Terrie Ridgway
    signed via 2017-08-31 16:20:03 +1000
    My disgust and shame at the state and federal governments is total. I consider Australia to be in the hands of criminals and barbarous cretins.
  • Michelle Honey
    signed via 2017-08-31 14:08:13 +1000
  • Leonie Scott
    signed via 2017-08-31 13:37:41 +1000
    Our koalas need to be saved before they are extinct. They are declining rapidly and you need to step in NOW before it’s too late!
  • Danene Kozarov
    signed 2017-08-31 11:51:54 +1000
    Danene Kai Kozarov
  • Jill Smit
    signed 2017-08-31 07:41:25 +1000
  • Diana Moore
    signed 2017-08-31 06:35:28 +1000
  • Marga Gili
    signed 2017-08-31 04:54:42 +1000
  • m kincer
    signed 2017-08-31 01:25:51 +1000
  • Antoinette Gonzales
    signed via 2017-08-30 14:09:31 +1000
    Antoinette Gonzales
  • Nikki Penrose
    signed 2017-08-28 19:13:24 +1000
  • Robyn Keen
    signed 2017-08-28 11:21:06 +1000
  • Eliza Davison
    signed 2017-08-28 11:10:53 +1000
    We cannot afford to loose such an iconic species in our region due to inaction. The current legislation (esp, the offset policy that allows for research as an offset for habitat destruction or for planting of tube stock to replace existing habitat) is not going far enough and something needs to be done today. It is time to protect koalas and their habitat today, before it is too late.
  • Chris Anderson
    signed 2017-08-28 05:27:26 +1000
  • Catherine Hawes
    signed 2017-08-27 18:26:06 +1000
  • Katie Walacavage
    signed 2017-08-27 15:05:50 +1000
  • Loreen Kilpatrick
    signed 2017-08-27 14:15:15 +1000
    This has to happen!!!
  • Tanya Jeremy
    signed 2017-08-27 12:16:47 +1000
  • Lori Hoffert
    signed 2017-08-27 11:39:30 +1000
  • Merrilyn Williams
    signed 2017-08-27 08:04:11 +1000
    Merrilyn Williams
  • Pat McGowan
    signed 2017-08-27 07:56:27 +1000
    The local councils and the state government are equally to blame……and it all revolves, as usual, around politics! All politicians want to be re-elected and therefore pursue seemingly voter friendly policies. But, whilst giving lip service to maintenance of koala habitat, they simultaneously arrange for swathes of local koala friendly green ‘spaces’ to be given over to open and dense development! Fifteen years ago I moved into a quite small new estate that had a healthy population of koalas. I asked Council why certain types of fencing ( unfriendly to koalas) was permitted and why residents were allowed to have dogs……no satisfactory answer was provided! But needless to say no koala has been seen or heard on this estate for many, many years! Shame on our elected representatives and on us for accepting their ineptitude and allowing them to prefer developement money over koala habitat!
  • Belinda Rana
    signed 2017-08-27 07:37:08 +1000