GOVERNMENTS and councils are apparently hamstrung by the seemingly irresistible lure of development at all cost and appear to be doing little to nothing to protect koalas from terminal decline.
This is an appalling situation and it would seem it is up to us, the general public, to do something to halt their looming extinction.
It’s sadly pathetic that greed rules at the expense of an Australian icon.
What has the world come to?
The answer to saving the koala in Queensland, and the rest of Australia, is simple.
Limit (cap) population growth now, stop clearing koala habitat (bushland), limit and work to reduce domestic dog numbers and educate dog owners on dog and koala conflict, replant koala habitat areas to increase any suitable small areas and to connect isolated habitat “islands”, create safe accessways between bushland areas over roads.
Each koala needs approximately 10–100ha to roam, feed and breed, free of the stress from cars, dogs and humans, and this is part of the problem.
Do all levels of government have the intestinal fortitude to implement these critically urgent solutions, or is the koala doomed?
— Mark Jones,