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According to the BBC, infection rates of koalas in some regions of Australia have reached as high as 90%. But not all the news is bad - chlamydia is treatable with antibiotics while volunteers help rehabilitate the sick. With a vaccine nearing development, now is the time to act and bring the koala back from the brink of extinction.
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Quite possibly one of the cutest animals in existence, the Australian koala is facing serious health dangers. An epidemic of chlamydia has begun to ravage Australia's koala population. In koalas, chlamydia is a nasty bacterial disease with symptoms including blindness, respiratory infections, and even infertility.

Combined with other threats from habitat loss and dog attacks, koalas now face the possibility of extinction. Though chlamydia doesn't directly kill the animals, rendering them infertile means koalas could become extinct in as little as a few decades.

About 40% of Australian female koalas are now infertile. We must intervene if we are to reverse the pattern that could lead these cuddly creatures to extinction.

Sign the petition asking Australia’s Federal Environment Minister to elevate koalas to endangered status and ensure they receive the resources necessary to avert this catastrophe.

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Dear Hon. Mark Butler, PM:

I am writing to express my concern over the current koala situation in Australia. I've learned that chlamydia is taking a huge toll on the koala population and rendering them infertile. Though chlamydia causes a range of health problems for these adorable animals, infertility is the most ominous as it threatens to extinguish the entire koala population.

Though there are treatment options, once chlamydia enters a koala's urinary tract, the animal is most often rendered infertile. With a vaccine in development, now is the time to grant the animal greater federal protection under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act), providing the species with a chance of recovery.

This national emblem deserves national protection, rather than patchwork solutions offered at state and local levels that provide inadequate coverage.

Thank you for your time.

Petition Signatures


Feb 1, 2015 Kim Blubaugh
Feb 1, 2015 Gianfranco Frelli
Feb 1, 2015 peter brandt pedersen No Koalas - a poorer World!
Jan 31, 2015 Simarnjit Kaur
Jan 31, 2015 Sharanjit Kaur
Jan 31, 2015 Amanpreet Kaur
Jan 31, 2015 Harkamal Singh
Jan 31, 2015 Sandra Bywater-Hoather
Jan 31, 2015 Leslie Tawnamaia
Jan 31, 2015 Orlando Baquero
Jan 30, 2015 Sherry York
Jan 30, 2015 Laurie Fisher
Jan 30, 2015 ivonne leon
Jan 30, 2015 LaDonna Enters
Jan 30, 2015 KRISTEN CORRIGAN
Jan 30, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 30, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 30, 2015 Leslie Ayers
Jan 29, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 29, 2015 mar vlan
Jan 29, 2015 Malin Lunde
Jan 29, 2015 Rrobin Boger
Jan 29, 2015 Viviane Harvey
Jan 29, 2015 Bruce Ross Take action now.
Jan 29, 2015 Sonya Nel
Jan 28, 2015 Patricia Fuentes
Jan 28, 2015 Laura Poore
Jan 28, 2015 Mechelle Goodwin
Jan 28, 2015 Sally Segobia
Jan 28, 2015 Andrea Wildner
Jan 28, 2015 Katie Koehler
Jan 28, 2015 Nancy Cook
Jan 28, 2015 Lourdes Quintana
Jan 28, 2015 Lynn Webber
Jan 28, 2015 Richard Engle
Jan 28, 2015 Tamara Rudic
Jan 28, 2015 nadine hanssens
Jan 28, 2015 Jodie Zupancic
Jan 28, 2015 Linda Elgin
Jan 28, 2015 patricia macmenamie
Jan 28, 2015 Charlene Moody
Jan 28, 2015 Ashlee Ryan-Frost
Jan 27, 2015 lorraine foster
Jan 26, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 26, 2015 Aysenur Çömlekci
Jan 26, 2015 pamela guyon
Jan 26, 2015 geraldine rowland
Jan 26, 2015 Denise Dunlap
Jan 26, 2015 Carolyn Davis
Jan 26, 2015 Bryana Nesbitt

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