An Upper House inquiry into the state’s koala habitats and population gets underway

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Environmental groups say they hope a new inquiry into koalas in New South Wales will make protecting the animal a priority.
Nature Conservation Foundation chief executive Chris Gambian said a joint submission with 11 other environmental groups called on the Government to adopt stronger laws.
“Our politicians in NSW really have a simple choice that they have to make,” he said. “They can be the generation that sees the rapid decline of koala numbers and possibly the extinction of koalas in NSW, or they can be the generation that decides that we are going to do the urgent and necessary work to protect their habitats and restore native forests. … [follow link to original story…]