You’ll see so called Australian experts and respected scientists being very critical of the feral cat in Australia. They believe they are a terrible threat to wildlife and one specialist koala website mentions feral cats as one predator. The koala is a vulnerable creature in Australia.
But they are more vulnerable to human activity than feral cats and dogs. Human activity is the world’s biggest killer of wildlife by a country mile. And it is happening in Australia. The conservation group WWF has warned that the koala could be extinguished in certain Australian states because of deforestation and increased attacks by livestock. So farmers are responsible for koalas being killed and the lumber business is also responsible.
The shattering amount of forest chopped down for toilet paper or ‘solid wood furniture’ and the like is gut wrenching to people who care about the forests and the creatures living in them. Forests are surely the most important home for wildlife. And yet humans almost ignore it. There is a voracious appetite for timber in the West. There are not enough trees. And don’t tell me it is sustainable. You can’t make hardwood sustainable can you?
There are not enough trees for koalas in parts of Australia and linked habitats. This means their habitat is fragmented by human activity of various kinds such as roads, industry and settlements.