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Koalas in southeast Queensland are on the brink of extinction due to excessive tree-clearing. We can’t let this happen. Here’s how to help...

 

Meet KIMBY!

KIMBY - which stands for Koala In My BackYard - is an origami koala designed to show politicians that Queensland is our shared backyard, where we want to see koalas and other Australian wildlife not just survive, but thrive.
KIMBY will carry your message of hope for koalas to key politicians. Send a KIMBY now

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Why are we losing koalas?

 

Excessive tree-clearing is having a devastating impact on our koalas and other native wildlife. Hear stories from people like koala carer, Clare, from Return to the Wild Inc. and Dr Jon Hanger, from Endveavour Veterinary Ecology, who work on the front line helping koalas who have been left orphaned, injured and homeless.

What excessive tree-clearing looks like

Every day, koalas and their homes are being destroyed due to excessive tree-clearing. Survivors are made homeless and left to roam looking for food and shelter, that they may never find.

This was not always the case. In 2013 reasonable controls on tree-clearing were abandoned by the former Queensland Government, causing tree-clearing rates to triple, destroying the homes and the lives of thousands of koalas and other native wildlife.

We are already seeing localised extinctions in parts of Queensland where koalas once thrived. What remains of the trees are empty, the koalas moved on long ago, likely to be hit by cars, attacked by dogs, or struck with disease as they look for a new home.

That’s why WWF-Australia is working to raise awareness of excessive tree-clearing and put the need to protect koalas from clearing on the agenda of Queensland politicians.

 

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