MEDIA RELEASE: New interactive website shows plight of NSW koalas and outlines key inquiry recommendation

An illustrator and designer have today launched koalas.fyi, an interactive guide to the findings and recommendations of the NSW koala inquiry.

The website was created and developed by illustrator Alannah Milton and designer/developer Brody Smith.

Upper House MP for the Animal Justice Party Mark Pearson, who was Deputy Chair of the inquiry, has praised the pair for their work.

“This amazing project shows incredible dedication to koalas, and is a brilliant, interactive way to engage the community on the findings of the NSW koala inquiry,” he said.

“It’s humble yet powerful projects like this that will spread the word about koalas far and wide.”

The NSW koala inquiry tabled its final report on 30 June, 2021 and found that koalas could be extinct in NSW before 2050.
The inquiry tabled 42 recommendations including creating new national parks and ruling out logging of trees in old growth forests.

koalas.fyi focuses on the inquiry’s 41st recommendation – the establishment of a Great Koala National Park.

“It’s an absolute thrill to see our work come to life like this, and I can’t thank Brody and Alannah Milton enough for their work,” Mr Pearson said.