Koalas may become extinct in the wild in Eastern Australia by as early as 2050… Unless we DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!
Wild koalas only live on the eastern side of Australia – unfortunately for them, that is also where the majority of Australians live. We must save and improve Koala habitat to guarantee their survival. We need to save wild spaces for Koalas to live, breed and be safe. Every creature has the right to exist, our challenge is to make sure they do.
Prior to European settlement, many millions of Koalas lived in Eastern Australia where suitable habitat existed – indicated by the green area on the map above. By the early 1900’s it is estimated that approximately 8 MILLION harmless Koalas were killed – mostly for their pelts for the then fashionable fur trade. They were easy targets for hunters.
These days Koala deaths are often out of sight, and occur on the bush areas that surround the expanding urban sprawl of humans. If your home is in the green area on the map above, perhaps Koalas live near you, or did in the past before your suburb was built.
According to the Australian Koala Foundation’s “Koala Manifesto” (2021), the Koala Population of Australia is scientifically calculated to range between 46,586 and 83,663 – that’s less than 100,000 wild Koalas in the whole of Australia’s Koala Country!
EnviroPrint Australia has produced our own Koala Country bumper stickers printed on 100% Recycled PE adhesive so that you too can show your support for our national icon and bring awareness to save this important species from extinction.
Buy yours HERE for just $2 (includes postage within Australia while stocks last).
EnviroPrint Australia are keen to support the many organisations doing fantastic work to save Koalas. Our plan is to sponsor Koalas to raise community awareness of their plight, and to spotlight the challenges that wild Koalas face in the shrinking liveable habitats they cling to.