Koala Population in SE Qld

<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /> ​The koala population in South-East Queensland's important Koala Coast region declined by 26 per cent since 1999. The research also showed that area designated as the Urban Footprint in the State Government's SEQ Regional Plan, had sustained 42 percent of the koala population in the 1996-99 survey period and now supported only 33 per cent of the koala population.

Koala numbers are declining due to habitat loss and fragmentation. Additional threats come from vehicular trauma and dog attacks, which are a consequence of urbanisation. An increased prevalence of disease, primarily associated with chlamydial infections, as a secondary effect of the loss and associated fragmentation of habitat is placing even more pressure on the survival of the koala.

Climate changing is another important fact.

http://www.ehp.qld.gov.au/wildlife/koalas/research/pdf/koala-coast-report2010.pdf




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