The koala—saving our national icon

The koala—saving our national icon

22 September 2011

© Commonwealth of Australia 2011
ISBN 978-1-74229-524-4

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Committee membership (PDF 28KB)
 
Recommendations (PDF 27KB)
 
Abbreviations and Acronyms (PDF 7KB)
 
Executive Summary (PDF 27KB)

Introduction
Threats
Population and threatened species listing
National Koala Conservation and Management Strategy
Conclusion

 
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 870KB)

Conduct of the inquiry
Accessibility trial
Report structure
Acknowledgements
Species information
Species range – historic and current

 
Chapter 2 - Koala population (PDF 209KB)

The importance of koala population data
Counting methodologies
Historical estimates of Australia's koala population
Current estimates of Australia's koala population
Concerns with current estimates
The way forward
Committee comment

 
Chapter 3 (PDF 248KB)

Urban development
Forestry
Mining
Drought, bushfires and climate change
Committee comment

 
Chapter 4 - Other threats: disease, dogs and motor vehicles (PDF 472KB)

Disease
Predation by dogs
Motor vehicles

 
Chapter 5 (PDF 147KB)

Conservation status of the koala
Listing under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act
Committee comment

 
Chapter 6 - The National Koala Conservation and Management Strategy (PDF 139KB)

The National Koala Conservation Strategy 1998
The National Koala Conservation and Management Strategy 2009-2014
Evaluation of the National Koala Conservation and Management Strategy
Committee comment
State-based koala management plans

 
Appendix 1 - Submissions, tabled documents, additional information and answers to questions taken on notice (PDF 21KB)

Submissions
Tabled documents
Additional information
Answers to questions taken on notice

 
Appendix 2 - Petitioning documents (PDF 6KB)

Petition from Koala Preservation Society of NSW Inc
Petition from Ms Meghan Halverson

 
Appendix 3 - Public hearings (PDF 11KB)
 
Appendix 4 - Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Regulations 2000, Regulation 7.01: Criteria for listing threatened species (PDF 7KB)

For further information, contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Environment and Communications
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600
Australia

Phone: +61 2 6277 3526
Fax: +61 2 6277 5818
Email: ec.sen@aph.gov.au

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