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Maclean CWA highlights decline in koala numbers

Deborah Tabart,Chairman of the Australian Koala Foundation is coming to brief the local community on the plight of koalas and why we need a Koala Protection Act. It is amazing that we do not have such an Act to protect one of Australia’s iconic animals. 

As we know, koala numbers are declining and this issue is now very topical in our area, especially around Lawrence, where koala habitat trees are under threat. Ms Tabart will be visiting Lawrence and adding the koalas there to the Foundation’s koala map. If you know where koalas are living in the Lower Clarence please come along to the presentation to make sure that all the koala habitats are added to the map.

Maclean Branch of the NSW Country Women’s Association invites everyone to this Koala presentation at 11am on Wednesday August 14 at the CWA Rooms, 40 River Street Maclean followed by a light lunch. A donation of $5 is requested to help with catering.   

Please let us know if you are coming so that we will have enough chairs and lunch. Ring Linda on 6647 7373 or email

Susan Howland