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.
Koalas in decline