Protect Koala Habitats From Land Clearing

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Target: Mike Baird, Premier of New South Wales

Goal: Don’t ease restrictions on land clearing to destroy koala habitats.

About 2.2 million hectares of koala habitat are under threat in New South Wales, Australia. This land is put under threat by the Baird government’s new conservation proposals, which would ease restrictions on land clearing, making it legal to clear more forestland and vegetation. About 8 million hectares of New South Wales would be legalized for clearing, more than one fourth of which would be prime Koala habitat.

Conservationists express fears that little will be done to protect the koalas, especially because the government has denied freedom of information requests regarding the proposals. While the government says its new proposals will actually encourage conservation through incentives for farmers, conservationists worry that the amount of land clearing that could occur under the new proposals would be unprecedented. Australia’s very diverse ecosystem has already been seriously damaged due to land clearing.

To engage in this practice further could irreparably damage the habitats of the many unique animals that call the nation home, including the koala. Sign the petition to demand that the Baird government revoke the environmental proposals it has introduced in order to better protect the habitat of the nation’s koala bears.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Baird,

Australia is home to the world’s most exotic and majestic animals, animals that should be protected. However, a new proposal under your government would loosen restrictions on land clearing, threatening the existence of one of Austrialia’s most famous animals: the koala bear.

Over 2 million hectares of koala habitat would be destroyed due to this proposal. Australia has already experienced great environmental loss and destruction due to land clearing. It cannot afford to see another species suffer because of it. Please revoke the proposal your government has introduced so that the habitat of the koala bear can be protected and preserved.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Erik Veland

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11 Comments

  1. Janis Hargreaves says:

    What is truly wrong with this world, it is only useless human populations that we need to be rid of.
    How dare they continually take away from the animals when they were there first.
    Australians have so many pathetic rules and laws but strange they have no such concerns for the wildlife in their country, only about useless humans of which they import far too many to cause a bigger problem.
    Talk about importing your own problems !!!!

    • Australia is not a lot better than the USA when it comes to respecting wildlife neither is the UK with its fox hunting, badger culling etc. Governments should respect their wildlife and leave them in peace.
      Cull some of the disgusting people. Humans, the worst creatures ever created.

  2. Janis Hargreaves says:

    What is truly wrong with this world, it is only useless human populations that we need to be rid of.
    How dare they continually take away from the animals when they were there first.
    Australians have so many pathetic rules and laws but strange they have no such concerns for the wildlife in their country, only about useless humans of which they import far too many to cause a bigger problem.
    Talk about importing your own problems !!!!

  3. Gen Lovyet Agustsson says:

    animals r innocent and they need their land back!

  4. keep the koalas habitat intact for them to thrive.

  5. Maria Mahyorova says:

    If people can’t live peacefully near other species that means there are too much humans. Establish birth control, you locusts.

  6. Animals are not the problem in this world its the humans. The government are just money hungry mongrels just think of the money not welfare of animals. Just se $$$$ signs. Just like exporting animals the cruelty they are going threw. don’t no how they sleep at night. Animals are the innocent ones. Stop people having to many children which us tax payers are paying for. you have children pay for them. To many handouts.

  7. Stop overpopulation! It is humanity’s downfall!

  8. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Signed & Shared❗️😠

  9. Australia’s government is hypocritical!

    They have an ongoing program to POISON ALL feral and “outside” cats (or indoor/outside cats) because cats are not a native species…..
    What about dogs? What about, oh, well, let’s say it, white people of European ancestry? Or their changes to the way of the life there? THAT IS ALL OK, but NOT cats?

    Meanwhile, the Great Barrier Reef is DEAD or mostly dying; and a native species like the Koala is losing huge amounts of its’ traditional home in the name of “progress”……something STINKS, Australia!

  10. We MUST protect our planet — we cannot replace it — We need our natural world — Our natural world is priceless — our animals are an integral part of our delicate eco-system — they need their homes, they need their natural habitats — WHERE are they to go? — LEAVE THE LAND INTACT — DO NOT DESTROY THIS PRECIOUS LAND — DO THE RIGHT THING.

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