In the news - Koalas now listed as a threatened species

Koalas will be listed as a threatened species in three areas of Australia, the country’s federal government has announced.

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Koalas now listed as a threatened species


Koalas will be listed as a threatened species in three areas of Australia, the country's federal government has announced. The number of koalas has dropped dramatically in the regions of New South Wales, Queensland and the Australian Capital Territory over the last two decades. It is believed that Australia was home to millions of the species before British settlers arrived, but estimates now suggest that there could be as few as 43,515 koalas left in the country.




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