Koala concerns raised with Idemitsu


Three persons dressed as Koalas entered the office of mining company Idemitsu in Brisbane to protest against their plans to destroy Koala habitat with an open-cut coal mine near Boggabri, in north-west NSW.  One Koala locked itself to the front door of the office.

At the same time Japanese environment group Kiko Network has visited the offices of Idemitsu in Tokyo and hand delivered a letter, translated into Japanese, asking the President of parent company Idemitsu Kosan to withdraw from the proposed Boggabri mine expansion.

A map attached to the letter shows areas where Koalas have been sighted or recorded within the footprint of the proposed mine expansion into Leard State Forest.