Your KIMBY will be sent to the following influential Queensland politicians:
|Hon Annastacia Palaszczuk
|Hon Jackie Trad
||The Deputy Premier
|Hon Tim Nicholls
||The Leader of the Opposition
|Hon Steven Miles
|Dr Christian Rowan
||Shadow Minister for the Environment
|Dr Anthony Lynham
||Minister for Natural Resources
|Hon Mick deBrenni
||Minister for Public Works
|Hon Mark Bailey
||Minister for Main Roads
|Mr Ian Walker
||Member for Mansfield
|Mr Glen Elmes
||Member for Noosa
|Mr John-Paul Langbroek
||Member for Surfers Paradise
|Ms Tarnya Smith
||Member for Mt Ommaney
I am one of thousands concerned about excessive tree clearing and its impact on Queensland’s koala population.
In 2013 reasonable controls on tree-clearing were abandoned by the then Queensland Government. The impact has been immediate and catastrophic - tree-clearing rates have since tripled. In Queensland right now, a tree is ripped down every second, destroying the homes and the lives of thousands of koalas and other native wildlife every year.
Excessive tree-clearing is threatening to wipe out the last remaining populations of our precious east coast koalas. Queensland’s Koala Coast has already lost over 80 per cent of its koalas.
Koala habitat is being torn down so fast that in some areas in Queensland they are now locally extinct. Is this the legacy you want to leave?
If koalas die out on our watch, we will have let down our children, our grandchildren and, in view of the whole world, destroyed one of the unique and iconic species that makes Queensland and Australia great. Please don’t let that happen.
We need the Queensland Government to urgently restore laws to protect koalas and their homes from excessive tree-clearing.
I’ve joined with WWF-Australia to send you this KIMBY - which stands for Koala In My Backyard - to remind you that Queensland is our shared backyard, where we want to see koalas and other Australian wildlife not just survive, but thrive.
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