The plight of the Campbelltown Koalas has captured the attention of people around the world. They are an asset to Campbelltown and an Australian icon.
KEY POINTS TO KNOW.
Since the Black Summer bushfires. Scientists predict that koalas will become extinct in our lifetime - within 30 years.
Many local populations have already gone.
The ONLY local population that is healthy and growing is the one in South-West Sydney.
The koala population in south-west Sydney is the only healthy, chlamydia-free and growing Koala population in NSW.
The habitat of this koala population spans several council areas - Liverpool, Campbelltown (mostly), Wollondilly, and beyond.
These are the same areas where 40,000+ new dwellings are planned between Appin and Campbelltown as part of the Macarthur Growth region.
Koalas and tourism would bring sustainable jobs to Campbelltown.
If we truly care about the survival of koalas as a species, this is one of the most important
populations to focus on.
If we don't act now to save koalas, we may lose them forever in our lifetime. If you want wild koalas to still exist for future generations, please help take action to protect them.