It is widely recognised that land clearing is a primary driver of biodiversity loss. Australia is amongst the top 10 countries of the world for clearing and identified as one of seven countries that contribute more than half of global biodiversity loss.
Kangaroo preference for habitat is dependent upon a variety of factors, such as resource availability, the presence of competitors and the perceived risks associated with each habitat such as presence of predators.
Eastern and Western Grey Kangaroos frequent woodland habitats, remaining close to these refuges when they move into grasslands to graze. Open woodland kangaroo habitat has been largely cleared across Australia limiting resource availability. Land clearing and installation of water points has not improved kangaroo ecology because the presence of kangaroos depends on habitat, not water availability.