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Australia, protect the koala!
2 years ago

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Thanks Anneke

 

 

2 years ago

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2 years ago

Success! Some Koala Populations Now Officially Protected in Australia

  Success! Some Koala Populations Now Officially Protected in Australia

 

Did you know that koalas have one of the highest extinction rates in the world?

“Their diminishing numbers are attributed to a number of causes,” explains Care2 member Jennifer Perrine, “including mining, logging, coal-seam-gas exploration, and broad-scale land clearance. In each of these cases, politicians have turned a blind eye as developers threaten the long-term survival of koalas.”

Now, it seems politicians in Australia are finally paying a little more attention to these fuzzy marsupials. Environmental Minister Tony Burke has listened to advice from Care2 members and the national Threatened Species Scientific Committee, and next week he is expected to grant koalas extra federal government protection in certain regions of Australia.

Koalas will now be listed as “vulnerable” in Queensland, and as “endangered” in east New South Wales. Any new development project will be subject to conditions to protect koalas and their habitat.

Thank you, Care2 members, for your support!

However, the battle is not over yet. Australian Greens and environmental advocates claim that this legislation has not gone nearly far enough in helping save these charming creatures. It is estimated that there are only between 80,000 and 100,000 koalas left in the wild.

2 years ago

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2 years ago

Thank you Anneke, for the opp to meow for the Koalas.  Thank you Leslie for the update, the droplet of good news..  We will take all the drops we can find.  These little guys  have had a really bad go of it from nature and  a few years ago so many of them dying from a strain of Chlamydia and kidney diseases of some mysterious origins..     They are a national symbol truly worthy of not just saving, but of allowing to THRIVE in their homeland. 

2 years ago

thanks for a bit of good news, Leslie!

2 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

2 years ago

Signed these both too.

Thank you Leslie for the info and the beautiful picture of the baby Koala.

2 years ago

All signed and shared

2 years ago

I RAISE ME GLASS TO YE, LESLIE OLD GIRL FOR THE FINE JOB OF POSTING THESE OTHER TWO PETITIONS.  ALL MEOWED! 

2 years ago

Both new signed and tweeted, thank you sweet Leslie!

Success! Some Koala Populations Now Officially Protected in Australia
2 years ago

Did you know that koalas have one of the highest extinction rates in the world?

“Their diminishing numbers are attributed to a number of causes,” explains Care2 member Jennifer Perrine, “including mining, logging, coal-seam-gas exploration, and broad-scale land clearance. In each of these cases, politicians have turned a blind eye as developers threaten the long-term survival of koalas.”

Now, it seems politicians in Australia are finally paying a little more attention to these fuzzy marsupials. Environmental Minister Tony Burke has listened to advice from Care2 members and the national Threatened Species Scientific Committee, and next week he is expected to grant koalas extra federal government protection in certain regions of Australia.

Koalas will now be listed as “vulnerable” in Queensland, and as “endangered” in east New South Wales. Any new development project will be subject to conditions to protect koalas and their habitat.

Thank you, Care2 members, for your support!



Read more: 
http://www.care2.com/causes/success-some-koala-populations-now-officially-protected-in-australia.html
2 years ago

Thank you Paola for the good news.. All those drops of good news are water for the soul!! 

2 years ago

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Signed too.

2 years ago

TY Anneke, Leslie & RC all done.

2 years ago

Thank You Anneke, Leslie, and RC. All signed and shared.

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