As exposed on ABC’s 7:30 Report on Monday 22nd July, koalas in south-west Victoria and South Australia are falling victim to the practices of the forestry industry.
Concerned whistle blowers who work within the logging industry are concerned and upset at regularly finding dead and injured koalas during the harvest of forests. Koalas are being found with broken limbs, impact wounds, broken backs and severed arms. Dead mothers have also been found with live joeys.
There needs to be a management plan introduced NOW by foresters to ensure koala’s are not left victims of harvesting. Watch the ABC's 7.30 report on how dire the situation is. http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2013/s3808542.htm
YOU CAN GIVE THE KOALAS A VOICE BY SIGNING THIS PETITION. The more names we can gather to support this iconic Australian animal, the more chance we’ll have to change the situation forever. PLEASE SHARE FAR AND WIDE.
Photo supplied by Tracey Wilson.