20 June: Tenterfield — Ipswich

Today Matilda will be travelling from Tenterfield, NSW to Ipswich, QLD.



Key messages/issues for today:

Climate change and global warming is going to have a significant impact in Outback Australia; if we don’t have any trees, we won’t have any rain.

Matilda believes in sustainable forestry; unfortunately she just hasn’t seen it yet. Matilda is particularly concerned about the impacts of Private Forestry in Outback Australia.

As we continue to slice up Koala habitats – a little here for housing, a little there for a train line, a little there for a mine – we create a fragmented landscape that exposes to Koalas to dogs and cars. (links 1, 2)

As she travels through the food bowl of Australia, Matilda is very concerned that we are destroying prime agricultural land to develop mines.




Which electorates is Matilda visiting today?

Division of New England

AKF estimated Koala population: 1750-2250

Estimated Koala habitat left: 41%

For more information visit www.savethekoala.com/our-work/new-england


Division of Maranoa

AKF estimated Koala population: 4000-10000

Estimated Koala habitat left: 54.6%

For more information visit www.savethekoala.com/our-work/maranoa


Division of Wright

AKF estimated Koala population: 400-600

Estimated Koala habitat left: 53.8%

For more information visit www.savethekoala.com/our-work/wright


Division of Blair

AKF estimated Koala population: 200-500

Estimated Koala habitat left: 49.2%

For more information visit www.savethekoala.com/our-work/blair


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