113 Animal Species Identified as Needing “Urgent” Help After Record-Breaking Australian Fires

113 Animal Species Identified as Needing “Urgent” Help After Record-Breaking Australian Fires

Australia was having an extinction crisis before the fires hit. There were 511 animal species, 1,356 plant species and 82 distinct ecological communities nationally threatened. But the fires were devastating and record breaking. One-third of koalas (an already endangered species) were killed and scientists estimate that over one billion animals died. And now there are […]

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Petition: Support the Proposal for a Refuge to Save Koalas From Extinction!

Petition: Support the Proposal for a Refuge to Save Koalas From Extinction!

Koalas are severely affected by deforestation in Australia. It’s been putting the species’ population at risk of extinction, and then the bushfires this year have only compounded the threats that koalas face. A new proposal, for a refuge however, could help save koalas from extinction and allow the species to recover. Queensland Environment Minister Leeanne […]

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Koala and kangaroo culling considered as numbers become ‘overabundant’

Animals including koalas and kangaroos could be culled in parts of South Australia, where high population numbers are damaging the landscape. A report from a parliamentary inquiry has recommended the state’s environment minister make an immediate decision to declare koalas, western grey kangaroos, long-nosed fur seals and little corellas overabundant in some areas. Culling is […]

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Poll: Should koalas be culled in overpopulated areas to prevent starvation?

Australia needs to consider allowing healthy koalas to be euthanised in order to control numbers in overpopulated areas, where the animals risk dying painfully from starvation, a koala expert says. Although not endangered in any state, koalas are listed as vulnerable in the eastern states of Queensland and New South Wales, where their habitat is […]

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