Media Release: Bob Brown Foundation to join NSW campaign to save koalas from extinction

Bob Brown Foundation has joined the campaign in NSW to urge the government to take immediate action to save koalas. 

The Foundation’s first step will be an online seminar on Tuesday 21st July with NSW MLC Cate Faehrmann, koala rescuer Kai Wild and Dailan Pugh, long time forest defender with North East Forest Alliance

“Recent findings from the NSW parliamentary inquiry that koalas will be extinct in NSW by 2050 unless there is urgent action are damning. We are launching a campaign to join the environment groups already working to save koalas from extinction to pressure governments to carry out necessary protections,” Bob Brown Foundation Campaign Manager Jenny Weber said.

“After the devastating fires that killed koalas, the logging and fracturing of koala habitat needs to cease. We welcome the recommendations to establish new national parks in identified areas. Our Foundation is campaigning for an end to native forest logging in Australia and koalas would benefit from this crucial change.

Now the government has an action plan for saving the koala they need to get on with doing everything to save them,” Jenny Weber said.

“We have an action plan to ramp up pressure on decision makers to end the destruction of koala habitat and provide this iconic species with the protection they deserve. The state government has completely failed to protect them, in fact under their watch the koala’s plight has only deteriorated,” Bob Brown Foundation Sydney Campaign Organiser Doro Babeck said.

 

Koala's need forests: Webinar

Tuesday 21st July 2020, 7pm-8pm. Guest speakers include:

Chair of the NSW Parliamentary inquiry on koala populations, MLC Cate Faehrmann.

Koala rescuer Kai Wild who raced to Kangaroo Island right after bushfires ravaged this important koala reserve and helped rescue suffering koalas. 

Dailan Pugh, long time member of the North East Forest Alliance, proposing koala parks to stabilize the population in the northern rivers region

You can register to attend by clicking this link here:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NbMH31wxTK-c0bcgzyeeGQ

At our event on Tuesday night we will also be sharing our action plan you can be involved in to help Save the Koala.

 


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