Although this consultation has closed, work is still underway. You can find out about the next steps here.
How should we conserve and manage koalas in South Australia? A draft strategy has been created and we want your feedback on whether we've got it right.
Koalas are protected under state legislation and so is much of the landscape in which they live. It's important that we deliver a strategy that protects both our koalas and protects our environment, providing food and shelter for koalas and other native animals.
The strategy aims to:
- reduce the number the negative impacts that over-abundant koala populations may have on broader ecological communities
- safeguard the welfare of the koalas themselves; and
- increase the social, educational and economic benefits from having koalas in South Australia.
In 2012 the people of South Australia took part in the world’s first Great Koala Count. Those who took part in this ground-breaking project told us what they thought about koalas and where they could be found. They also told us what they thought should happen with them. Koala experts, scientists, researchers, vets, wildlife carers, koala keepers and other specialists have provided lots of information and advice on koala’s health status and captive care needs.
From all of that, this draft Strategy was created. And we now want to know … did we get it right?
Have your say
We want your feedback on the draft strategy document. To have your say:
- Download the draft strategy document (PDF, 1.1MB)
- Comment in the survey below
Does the draft strategy represent what you think about koalas and what you want to see happen to them? Does it provide the right level of guidance for what can be done where koalas are over-abundant, sick, injured or orphaned? Do you support the proposed actions on how to reduce the number of koalas being bitten by dogs or hit by cars?
By commenting, you'll be helping the Government get this strategy right.