Protecting Koalas from destructive new coal mines and expansions

Vets for Climate Action was one of 50 national, state and local climate and environment organisations that signed onto a joint letter to Federal Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek to reject new coal mines and mine expansions, currently being assessed under our nature laws (the EPBC Act) which will devastate endangered koala habitat. 

A recent expert report reveals one third of the land covered by applications for new coal mining leases in QLD provides habitat for the endangered koala. The mining lease areas cover around 123,000 ha, of which 42,500 ha is classified as koala habitat. 

You too can take action by writing to Minister Plibersek and ask her to reject any approvals for new coal mines and expansions that impact koalas, and greater gliders to address the threat of extinction by habitat destruction and climate change. 

View the letter here