• Michelle Meehan

On Top of the World at Port Stephens Koala Sanctuary

Habitat loss through the clearing and development of natural bushland is the greatest threat to Australia’s dwindling wild koala population. But one particular “development” in the tourist region of Port Stephens is being hailed as a significant win by conservationists, with the future of the much-loved native species right at its heart.


The Port Stephens Koala Sanctuary opened late last month after five years of planning, fundraising and construction.