Monday , August 8 2022

Qld Koala Council leads preservation push


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Queensland sets up a koala advisory council, but rather than presenting Blinky Bill and friends, it will consist of experts who are keen to help save the famous marsupials. One of Australia's most iconic animals, Koalas, is under increasing pressure from deforestation, wildlife and pets and diseases. The head of Queensland's branch of RSPCA, Mark Townend, will lead a council consisting of koala experts, city councils and land management groups. Mr Townend said that the council convened next month and met with key people at the beginning of next year. "The Council will work in partnership and openly with all stakeholders to achieve the best possible results for Queensland's shrinking Koala population," he said. "We are only well aware of the challenges that the rise of urbanization means, as the state continues to grow." Another of its tasks will be to work with the Queensland government to complete a new strategy for conserving animals in the southeast state. Australian Associated Press

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