Community invited to have their say on saving koalas

The community is encouraged to share their views on the best ways to help our endangered koalas with the release of a new NSW Government discussion paper.

Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus)

The Reviewing the NSW Koala Strategy discussion paper seeks community input on current koala conservation actions being undertaken under the NSW Koala Strategy. It invites feedback on initiatives including koala habitat protection, supporting local communities, improving the safety and health of koalas, koala monitoring and research and responses to the impact of climate change.

The discussion paper is being released in the lead up to the Koala Summit at Taronga Zoo on 22 March 2024, which will bring together key stakeholders to review how actions, targets and delivery approaches are working to save koalas around the state.

The NSW Government is committed to protecting and ensuring the long-term survival of koalas in the wild and the discussion paper will supplement advice from the Koala Summit on future conservation priorities.

Consultation on the online discussion paper will close on 26 April 2024.

Have your say on the Environment and Heritage website.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Climate Change and the Environment Penny Sharpe:

'The NSW Government is committed to saving koalas in the wild.

'This discussion paper and the Koala Summit will inform the review of the current Koala Strategy.

'In the lead up to the Koala Summit, we are launching this paper to seek innovative ideas and feedback. Everyone who cares about the future of our precious koalas is encouraged to provide their views.'