New koala habitat protection guidelines set to restrict landholders


The New South Wales State Government has drafted a new set of guidelines to ensure koala’s habitats are better managed, following a relentless cycle of droughts and bushfires which have decimated koala numbers.

The guidelines will restrict how landholders and timber harvesters can use their land through designated eco-zones and koala habitat maps.

Tahlia Kraefft speaks with Dr Stuart Blanch, who is the World Wildlife Fund’s senior manager for land clearing and restoration, about the impact he expects the new SEPP to have on koala populations.

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