We need best practice science to ensure koalas survive into the future. Disease, climate change, loss of habitat, and overcrowding bringing the risk of starvation, are key threats to koalas across Australia. Koalas are also threatened as they increasingly move into urban areas, crossing roads and visiting our backyards.
Koalas are listed as vulnerable to extinction in Australia’s eastern states. In South Australia, Koala numbers are higher and potentially, this State may have the last of the world’s significant koala populations. With that comes the responsibility to help ensure the survival of the species.