Many koalas in the Moreton Bay Region will miss out on habitat protection if the State Government’s draft strategy and mapping is adopted.
The deadline for comments and reviews on the Government’s strategy is 31 January 2020.
Much of Moreton Bay is designated as a Koala Priority Area (KPA) in the Government’s Draft South East Queensland Koala Conservation Strategy, but the devil is in the detail, and the only koala trees that will get any protection in Moreton Bay will be those located in areas officially mapped as Koala Habitat. Trees outside these areas will not be protected, regardless of their known use by koalas. We know where the koalas are. We live and breathe it every day. There are so many areas where koalas are regularly sighted that have been completely excluded or significantly reduced - including most of Joyner (see screenshots attached showing the new draft mapping (in green), and the statistics showing where the koalas actually are), Warner, Morayfield South and a big section of Redcliffe.