The NSW government recently approved plans for controversial Stage 10 upgrade of the Pacific Highway in NSW which will destroy a critical koala colony in Ballina.
The proposed route would run straight through the middle of a nationally significant koala population in the Blackwall Range Wildlife Corridor, known to be a ‘linchpin' colony, and vital for the survival of coastal koalas.
Shocking new population modelling data, presented to Mr Greg Hunt the Australian Environment Minister revealed that the Stage 10 development will result in the local koala population's extinction within the next 20-25 years.
IFAW and local group, Friends of the Koala urge you to act now to stop the bulldozers and make the Pacific Highway koala friendly.
There are a number of alternative routes the highway could take that would avoid killing koalas and other wildlife.
Please urge the Australian Environment Minister to reject the current plans for Stage 10 and instead choose an alternative koala-friendly route for the Pacific Highway.
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