The Department of the Environment and Energy have drafted a “National Recovery Plan for the Koala.”
“The National Recovery Plan for the Koala identifies national-level strategic actions to support recovery of the EPBC Act listed Koala.”
The plan “sets out the research and management actions necessary to stop the decline, and support the recovery, of the nation’s threatened Koalas.”
The plan is to “align with relevant state and territory planning, programs.”
Comment on this draft national recovery plan by 24 September.
Your feedback is provided to the Threatened Species Scientific Committee for the Minister for the Environment. All comments “will be considered by the Minister for the Environment in making the final recovery plan.”
To have your say:
Use this survey portal [link] to answer questions, upload a submission, or both.
Alternatively, you can send your submission via email: Koala.firstname.lastname@example.org with “Recovery Plan” in the subject heading.
This plan is made under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). The Koala populations of Victoria and South Australia are not listed as threatened under the EPBC Act and therefore are not covered by this recovery plan.
Also – Conservation advice and listing assessment:
The National Recovery Plan is not the only koala document out for public consultation. The draft conservation advice and listing assessment for the koala has been released for public consultation as well. The public consultation period closes on 30 July 2021.
Information on how you can provide comment can be found at https://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/threatened/nominations/comment.
Any relevant information arising from the listing assessment will also be considered in the final version of the draft National Recovery Plan for the Koala.