More room for koalas

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - - NEWS -

THE Queens­land Gov­ern­ment has moved to bet­ter pro­tect koalas.

En­vi­ron­ment Min­is­ter Leeanne Enoch said 190,000ha had been added to es­sen­tial habi­tat maps fol­low­ing rec­om­men­da­tions from the Koala Ex­pert Panel, for the pro­tec­tion of koalas in Queens­land.

“The science tells us that the big­gest threat to Queens­land’s koala pop­u­la­tion is the loss of habi­tat, and that is why we are tak­ing ac­tion,” she said.

“The next stage of map­ping will be used, in part, to pro­tect koala habi­tat through the plan­ning frame­work.”

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