Save 200 Koalas From Destructive Highway Project

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Target: Josh Frydenburg, Australian Minister for the Environment and Energy

Goal: Stop the construction of a four-lane highway that would lead to the death of 200 koalas.

The Australian government announced its plan to build a four-lane highway through the current home of 200 koalas. Researchers believe that if the highway is built, this population of koalas will go extinct within 20 to 25 years.

New developments eliminate the little land left for wild animals. Building this highway will eliminate half of the koalas’ food sources and will lead to an increase in koala deaths due to car accidents. The expansion is unnecessary and will be extremely detrimental to Australia’s environment.

It is believed there might be as little as 43,000 koalas left in the wild. This new highway would quickly eliminate 200 of them. Sign this petition and demand that the government reconsider the construction of this highway.


Dear Minister Frydenburg,

Recently, the construction of a new four-lane highway in New South Wales has been announced. This new highway would kill 200 koalas within 20 to 25 years.

There are less than 100,000 koalas left in the wild, and some experts believe there are as little as 43,000 left. This highway would lead to more koala deaths due to car accidents, and it would eliminate half the food sources for the 200 koalas living on this land.

There is not much land left on this earth for wild creatures to live. By continuing construction of new developments, we are taking away more and more land. Soon there will be nowhere for animals to live. Please consider halting the development of this new highway.


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  1. Jo Ann Kowalski says:

    Making more highways for illegals and terrorists

  2. Why was it approved on your first day of office and only made public a whole month later..?!?
    Apparently, there are other options.
    Construction will not only destroy half the koala’s food trees, the commotion itself (chopping trees, building the highway) will generate fatal consequences, koalas more susceptible to death by stress than other creatures, never mind to mention inevitable death by car accident, a most gruesome way to die. Though your own Roads and Maritime Services dept contends the population would be reduced by less than 10 percent, 10 percent is tragic as your own dept also admits koalas are already dying off. And 10% is just an empty number on paper, it doesn’t factor in the full range of stress induced consequences.
    The planting of about half a square mile of revegetation to make up for the trees lost includes plants which studies have shown the local koala rarely eat and one variety that’s not even local; on top of that the plantings will take four to seven years before they’re even viable for the koalas to eat.
    With regards to damage control, fencing to keep them off the roadways and wildlife crossings, it’s reported that koalas are highly territorial, unlikely that many of them will move to a new area of their own accord.

    A population Viability Study, July 2014, indicated that if the road went ahead, this population of koalas will go extinct within the next 20- – 25 years.
    This section of highway is also known to be home to over 30 state and/or nationally threatened species and a native marsupial that thrives in what is now the highway’s path.

    It is an eight mile expanse (of road). Eight miles is nothing, I could hike that. 20 or more miles would be different. Don’t let the world loose the Ballina’s Koalas over a mere eight miles. Please don’t create what will be forever known, worldwide, as the “eight mile disaster”…

  3. Sydney Myers says:

    It is unacceptable and unimaginable that the Australian government would care more about a stupid highway than about the lives of their most cherished wildlife. People come from all over the globe to see Australian wildlife, and especially the koalas, whom are native to that particular country. So where exactly are these beautiful animals supposed to live, when their environment is constantly being destroyed?. They have a right to their own space, just as any human does. We need koalas and other wildlife; we don’t need yet another highway. So please stop the selfish behavior of so-called humans and let these precious animals have a place to live and thrive.

  4. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Signed & Shared❗️😠

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