Highly regarded conservation zoo, Australian Reptile Park on the Central Coast of NSW, is joining forces with National Parks Association of NSW to raise awareness and funds for the establishment of The Great Koala National Park.
Read more: New Great Koala National Park planned to save Koala from extinction in NSW
With habitat loss and fragmentation already having resulted in koalas disappearing from 75% of their former range in NSW, the National Parks Association of NSW (NPA) has turned to crowdfunding to support a strategic proposal aimed at conserving the state's koalas.
Read more: Crowdfunding to conserve koalas
Koalas living on New South Wales' far south coast are at serious risk of local extinction with just a single wildfire sufficient to wipe them out.
Read more: One fire away from extinction – the koalas of NSW’s south coast
The NSW government announced prior to the election that it would adopt all the recommendations contained in its recent biodiversity review. It is hard to overstate the magnitude of this: NSW is the most populous state in the country so future pressures on the environment will likely be felt most acutely here. The state also contains globally significant species and ecosystems, including a large part of the ‘Forests of Eastern Australia’1 biodiversity hotspot.
Read more: Can we have our cake and eat it, or will offsetting cost our natural heritage?
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