Neglected maintenance issues, fences installed inappropriately and late interventions have caused the decline of koala populations in New South Wales.
In the last twenty years, koala numbers in this area have fallen by 25%. Should these populations become locally extinct, the impact on the species would be dramatic, frustrated experts warn.
NSW needs to improve its intervention, maintenance and protection policies now, before it's too late. The recent deaths of koalas in supposedly wildlife-proof tunnels only goes to prove that not enough has been done up to now, and action must be taken!
*Photo by Harrison Warne*