- Koalas currently face the threat of continued habitat destruction, fragmentation, and modification.
- These changes make them vulnerable to predation by dogs, vehicle strikes, and other factors, bushfires, and disease.
- There are management problems with many populations; remnant populations living at high densities in isolated patches of habitat are at greatest risk.
- Climate change is likely to have severe consequences for this species.
- Koalas are already vulnerable to drought associated mortality in habitat fragments.