Wildlife Queensland applauds the funding boost announced today by Andrew Powell Minister for the Environment and Heritage Protection.
‘This $800 000, part of a $26.5 million funding package over 4 years satisfies a pre election commitment of the LNP Government’ said Des Boyland, spokesperson for Wildlife Queensland.
Wildlife Queensland gives credit when credit is due.
‘It is pleasing that a Government at long last has recognised the caring and welfare work the volunteers do in struggling to rehabilitate sick and injured koalas.’ stated Boyland.
‘These efforts are freely given not only to address koala welfare issues but in the vain hope that our children’s children will have the pleasure of seeing koalas in the wild in SEQ and in other parts of the State’ added Boyland.
‘Unfortunately it appears that due to lack of action over many years by governments at all levels this initiative by the Newman Government, praiseworthy as it is, may be too late to conserve the koala in South East Queensland.’ said Boyland.
‘However hope is not lost, more can be done and must be done. It is well known what is needed, stop clearing and fragmenting habitat in the first place. Governments at all levels must work together to ensure the long term survival of this Australian icon’concluded Boyland.
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