Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Draft national koala conservation and management strategy 2009-2014

source: Dept. of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts
"The koala is an important part of Australia's natural and cultural heritage. The koala is suffering declines in some parts of Australia and management issues vary significantly from region to region. There is a clear need for a strategic approach to the conservation and management of koalas to maximise the effectiveness of conservation efforts. The first National Koala Conservation Strategy was released in 1998, aiming to conserve koalas by retaining viable populations in the wild throughout their natural range. This strategy is now being revised by the National Koala Conservation and Management Strategy Steering Committee on behalf of the Natural Resource Management Ministerial Council. The Steering Committee has prepared a draft in consultation with a number of koala researchers and managers, in order to provide a basis for consultation with stakeholders and the general public."