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.
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. 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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- Activities and games from Wildscreen to help students understand how animals become endangered.
- Key facts and comprehension questions about endangered animals around the world.
- Animal profile cards to display in the classroom or as a springboard for a research project.
- A pictorial presentation about endangered species with threat cards to prompt discussion - from Wildscreen.
Further news resources
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- A scheme of work to help students structure news stories.
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