Excessive tree clearing in NSW could make the koala extinct by 2050! In just one year since new laws passed to allow private landowners to bulldoze native bushland even if it provides important habitat for threatened species, clearing has nearly tripled and over 5,000 hectares of koala habitat destroyed in north-west NSW alone. That’s before we consider the loss of 247 other species and climate change impacts. I opposed replacement of native bush protections with an open slather approach.
Support the campaign for reinstatement of the former protections, mapping and public reports on the destruction and prosecution of illegal clearing at www.wwf.org.au.