The koala. Decimated during the 2019-2020 fires and now on the path to extinction.
Virtually wiped-out from our urban landscapes. Everyone knows the harrowing story about our koalas. But do we?
In this one-hour documentary, Catalyst investigates the story behind the headlines.
Bushfires, climate change, habitat destruction; popular belief is that our koalas are headed for extinction by 2050.
It’s a shameful projection. But the real story is so much more intriguing. Explorer and Conservationist Professor Tim Flannery meets scientists, veterinarians and researchers – all working to understand the real threats koalas face, and how we can avoid them.
Tim will venture thirty years into the future, witnessing first-hand the effects of climate change; track down one of the world’s most elusive and endangered mammals; reveal a koala vaccine developed with plans to also prevent human disease; learn how Bluetooth is saving urban koalas from extinction; and get up close and personal with koala poo – does it hold the secret to ensuring the koala’s survival?
Are We Killing Our Koalas? invites the start of a national conversation about the realities of koala survival; offering an unvarnished, honest and surprising view on what threats the koala faces, and what solutions are available.
Are We Killing Our Koalas? reveals that everyone can play their part in saving our koalas.
Production credits: Produced and directed by James Peyton. Executive Producer Penny Palmer. ABC Manager, Documentaries Stephen Oliver.