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NSW Koala Strategy

The NSW Koala Strategy is supporting a range of conservation actions that will provide more habitat for koalas, support local community action, improve koala safety and health, and build our knowledge to improve koala conservation.

Towards doubling koalas by 2050

In New South Wales, our koalas are special – but they are also under threat. Habitat loss, fragmentation and degradation, climate change, disease, declining genetic diversity, vehicle strike, bushfire, and dog attack are all serious threats facing our koalas.

Taking urgent action to address these threats, the NSW Government has set an ambitious goal to double koalas in New South Wales by 2050, guided by a series of 5-year plans and investments under the NSW Koala Strategy. 

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More than $190 million

The NSW Government is investing over $190 million to deliver the targeted conservation actions that the strategy sets out. These actions work towards the long-term goal of doubling koala numbers in NSW by 2050.

Targeted action and investment

The strategy delivers targeted investment and action under 4 pillars. These actions work together to secure habitat, support local conservation, reduce threats, and improve our knowledge. Explore the investments and key targets under each pillar:

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to protect, restore, and improve 47,000 ha of koala habitat

Koala tree planting with WWF Australia

to support local communities to conserve koalas and fund partnerships

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$23.2 million

to remove threats and improve koala safety and health

koala clings to a tree with a ribbon on it in a burnt landscape
$43.4 million

to fill knowledge gaps and better understand koala populations

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