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SEQ Koala Population

The SEQ Koala Population over recent years has suffered due to a number of factors; habitat loss, predators, natural disasters, health issues and road fatalities to name a few.  All the while conservation efforts are being made to aid the population growth of  the national icon.

This insight draws together these contributing factors into a single population model (simulation).  This model begins with the known 2006 population and it projected based on current decline rates.  Accuracy is limited, however the downward trend is clearly evident.

Developed by Patrick O'Shaughnessy

Seq Koala Population

  • 8 years 2 months ago

Koala Population SEQ

This in-depth concept map portrays the factors influencing koala births and deaths in SEQ. It also shows that the eucalyptus tree population in SEQ is vital for the survival of the koala.

Koala Population Queensland

  • 8 years 2 months ago

David De Marco's Koala insight

Koala populations in South East Queensland have been plummeting for decades and is only speeding up. Here is a Systems Dynamics model of key factors that increase and decrease the Koala population in SEQ. 
Throughout the model it is clear that if SEQ continues to grow with urbanisation and are not proactive with community awareness, Koala numbers will plummet.

David De Marco

Koala Seq Population Death Birth

  • 8 years 2 months ago

Koala Population

William Lowes
"Clearing of koala habitat for urban development as well as vehicle hits, dog attacks and disease has severely reduced South East Queensland’s koala population." (Nolan, L. 2012)

This insight into the factors affecting both the increasing and decreasing factors of koala population demonstrates the link that each part plays on the other. 

William Lowes - 8641960

Koala Conservation Rehabilitation

  • 8 years 2 months ago

Koala population

The Koala has suffered extensive habitat loss as the eucalyptus forests it depends on for survival are cut down to make room for houses, roads and agriculture. But the koala also faces a host of other problems as well. For instance, the Foundation says 4,000 koalas a year are killed by cars and dogs. Others fall victim to wildfires and diseases and many more. it is estimated that there has been a 50-90% decline of overall koala population(Maxwell et al. 1996)

By Daniel Pepper

Koala Koala Population Koala Deaths

  • 8 years 2 months ago