* Koalas in Plantations

International Fund for Animal Welfare, National Koala Alliance
Victoria and South Australia

Media attention has recently highlighted problems in Southern Blue Gum (Eucalyptus globulus) plantations in areas of Victoria and South Australia, wherein the treatment of koalas is cruel, inhumane and a national disgrace. Working in collaboration with wildlife rehabilitation and veterinary colleagues under the umbrella of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and newly formed National Koala Alliance (NKA), we recently assisted in drafting a 'industry-independent' Code of Practice (CoP) that promotes an entirely new approach to the management of koalas in forestry plantations. A copy of the CoP can be downloaded below. We invite you to offer constructive feedback on the CoP and in so doing further assist us by helping to change the way that this industry currently operates. 

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