Signatures Needed To Help Stop Queensland, Australia, From Destroying Precious Koala Habitat For A Shooting Range

There is truly no worse reason to destroy the shrinking habitat of the koala bear in Australia than for a shooting range — but nevertheless, that’s what is about to happen if we don’t speak up for them.

The Queensland state government is approving the expansion of a gun range that would clear 5.4 hectares (or about 13 acres) of koala habitat. The dwindling koala population can’t afford to lose any more of its land.

Koalas have suffered so greatly over the last hundred years and are now technically classified as vulnerable,” though many groups are fighting to have that status changed to the more accurate critically endangered.”

Tragically, 2 hectares (about 5 acres) have already been cleared for the project. Not only is the amount of land upsetting, but it’s also critical habitat where koalas and sugar gliders pass through. Destroying it would be devastating to both species.

There have been over 100 sightings of koalas in that area. Koalas have such a hard time surviving since they have evolved to eat only one plant: eucalyptus. That’s why they can’t move habitats so easily, they would starve. It is cruel and inhumane to allow this project to continue.

These beautiful sentient beings are relying on us to stop the destruction of their only home.

Sign this Care2 petition calling on the Queensland government to shut this proposal down to protect at-risk koalas and other threatened species in Australia. SIGN HERE!

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