FriendsNET – July 2020

A big thank you to Stephen Derrick Editor, FriendsNET for the following articles!

Koalas could be extinct in NSW by 2050

A recent report by the Planning & Environment Committee of the NSW Legislative Council found, among other matters, that Koalas could become extinct in NSW by 2050 without urgent government intervention to restore habitat. The Koala population in NSW was already under great stress before the 2019-20 bushfires when at least 5,000 were lost.

The report, Koala populations and habitat in New South Wales, June 2020, makes sobering reading.

Inquiry into the problem of feral and domestic cats in Australia

Sussan Ley, Federal Environment minister has requested that the Standing Committee on the Environment  & Energy conduct an inquiry into the problem of feral and domestic cats in Australia.

The Committee is accepting written submissions, addressing one or more of the terms of reference, to be received by Thursday, 30 July 2020.  You can access information on the Inquiry HERE .

Pet and feral and cats are estimated to kill 1.5 billion native animals a year in Australia. You can read more about this problem HERE .