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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. Greg Hunt, MP:

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


Dec 5, 2017 Robert Furem
Dec 1, 2017 Michalla Sutton
Nov 28, 2017 Nico Dabajo
Nov 25, 2017 Vincenzo Taffoni
Nov 23, 2017 Janina Brzezina
Nov 22, 2017 Kristel Soles
Nov 22, 2017 Trisha Soles
Nov 22, 2017 Lynne Minore
Nov 22, 2017 sue grange
Nov 22, 2017 Ashley Rozanski
Nov 22, 2017 Brin Cunningham
Nov 22, 2017 Dianne Lynch
Nov 22, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 20, 2017 patricia remollino
Nov 20, 2017 (Name not displayed) I'm against animal cruelty, abuse, neglect, & extinction.
Nov 20, 2017 Dena Albright
Nov 19, 2017 aya oda
Nov 19, 2017 Roy Hunt
Nov 18, 2017 Ellen Muth Everyone also everything's need love always
Nov 18, 2017 Stacey Govito
Nov 18, 2017 Jenn Pfrogner
Nov 18, 2017 Patty Brothag
Nov 17, 2017 Jeanette Desmond
Nov 17, 2017 Anna Maria Sergi
Nov 17, 2017 S G
Nov 17, 2017 HELGA Jelus
Nov 17, 2017 sonia salgueiro
Nov 16, 2017 Nancy Rooney
Nov 16, 2017 Angela Kleis
Nov 16, 2017 Glenda Valle
Nov 16, 2017 Jodi Ford
Nov 16, 2017 Janis Ciofalo
Nov 16, 2017 Ashley Wong
Nov 16, 2017 Jackie Doying
Nov 16, 2017 Elizabeth Brooks
Nov 16, 2017 Denise Garner
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Nov 15, 2017 Pamela Townsend
Nov 15, 2017 Lisa Wilhelm
Nov 14, 2017 Susan Diller
Nov 14, 2017 Lesley Fetterman
Nov 14, 2017 Tracy Wood
Nov 14, 2017 Graham Gove
Nov 14, 2017 Kristy Preston
Nov 13, 2017 Erika Somlai
Nov 13, 2017 Clara Zhang
Nov 11, 2017 Donna Arnold Stop...
Nov 11, 2017 Sondra Bustos

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