The way forward for koala conservation in Queensland was at the centre of discussion at yesterday’s first meeting of the Queensland Koala Advisory Council.
The group of leading experts were appointed three weeks ago and have already hit the ground running to help develop and implement the Koala Conservation Strategy.
Led by RSPCA Queensland CEO Mark Townend, the Council has set priorities such as koala habitat restoration and threat management.
Mark Townend, Chief Executive Officer, RSPCA Queensland and Chair of the Koala Advisory Council said the establishment of the Council was a positive move by government.
“The Council has a diverse group of expertise to shape the future of koala management in South East Queensland.”
“Evidence-based policy must help inform future decisions around koala management and we will work closely with the government to achieve the best possible outcome for koalas.”
“Today’s meeting will give us the chance to discuss priorities and timeframes over the next 6 months in the lead up to the release of the Koala Conservation Strategy.”