About the recovery plan
This National Recovery Plan for the Koala Phascolarctos cinereus (combined populations of Queensland, New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory) (the listed Koala) was made jointly with the NSW Government under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).
The Queensland Government has committed to joint delivery of the recovery plan, and the Australian Capital Territory Government is supporting delivery of the recovery plan. Together with the New South Wales Government and Australian Government, they are delivering koala conservation initiatives aligned with the recovery plan and have representatives on the national koala recovery team.
The purpose of this plan is to provide for the research and management actions necessary to stop the decline, and support the recovery, of the listed Koala so that the chances of its long-term survival in nature are maximised. It is the road map to recovery.
Its goal is to stop the trend of decline in population size of the listed Koala, by having resilient, connected, and genetically healthy metapopulations across its range, and to increase the extent, quality and connectivity of habitat occupied.
This recovery plan is a nationally led, landscape-scale conservation framework for recovery therefore requiring cross-jurisdictional and multi-tenure considerations. It will provide for a national approach to listed Koala conservation, coordinate fragmented actions across many national policies, disciplines and multiple jurisdictions, and prioritise investment to maximise the potential for recovery.