Koala

Koala

Although there is no national recovery plan for the koala, there’s numerous captive breeding facilities internationally.

There is no national recovery plan for the koala; however there is a national conservation and management strategy, a recovery plan in New South Wales, a management strategy in Victoria, and a conservation plan and management program in Queensland.

A recent parliamentary inquiry concluded that the national conservation and management strategy was largely ineffective.

In part because of its iconic status, there has been a relatively long history of conservation management directed specifically at the koala. This has included a substantial history of translocations, including conservation marooning and re-introduction, mostly in Victoria, and introduction, mostly in South Australia, some land management and forestry prescriptions, monitoring, substantial research, and localized management of some threats.

There are numerous captive breeding facilities in Australia, and internationally.


Image | ©️ Nathan Rupert, Some Rights Reserved, (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Sources | (Masters, Duka, Berris, & Moss, 2004; Menkhorst, 2004, 2008; NRMMC, 2010; NSW DECC, 2008; Queensland EPA, 2006; The Senate Environment and Communications References Committee, 2011; Woinarski & Burbidge, 2020)

 

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