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Response to Koala Cull

4th March 2015


Wildlife Victoria is extremely saddened to hear reports of secret culling of koalas which appear to have occurred during 2013-2014.

(The news article about this can be found here)


While it is known that the koala population in the Otways region in Victoria has been suffering for some time we were unaware that an action plan had been implemented. We sincerely hope that all alternatives were explored before this seemingly drastic step was taken.


“It’s difficult to understand why anyone would have chosen to conduct such activity in secrecy. If they had good sound expert advice and had adequately explored all other options then they should have been forthcoming with what they were doing and why”, Karen Masson, CEO Wildlife Victoria said.


Read the complete media release