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koala bears

1 petitions

Started 3 years ago

Petition to Australia Tourism Board, Queensland Tourism Industry Council, Destination New South Wales

Save the Koalas From Extinction!

Australia's koalas are in danger, and urgently need your help. The iconic animals have suffered devastating population decline due to human development and are now being threatened by the country's raging wildfires. As a result, they could go extinct unless we act now. Australia's economy depends on tourism—sign this petition to let them know that you refuse to visit the country until they start protecting the koala! While millions of koalas used to roam in the wild, their populations have plummeted by as much as 95% since the 1990s, with as few as 43,000 remaining. Koalas only live in Australia, and rely on eucalyptus trees to survive. But the eucalyptus trees—the koalas’ only food source—are being destroyed at an alarming rate. Shortsightedly placing profit above all else, developers have decimated the koalas' natural habitat. Loss of habitat makes koalas climb to the nearest high area, even if no trees are around. They may end up in people’s backyards or other unnatural places, and risk being run over on roads and highways. Habitat loss also leads to encounters with cattle, which is very dangerous for the koalas. Tragically, the Australian government is failing to protect the koala. LCA is working with Australians for Animals to put the pressure on Australia’s government to take swift action.  Sign the petition to tell Australia’s tourism boards that you refuse to visit the country until a koala conservation plan is enacted. We cannot let the koalas go extinct!

Last Chance for Animals
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