Koalas, one of Australia’s most beloved mammals, are at risk of extinction

Koalas, one of Australia’s most beloved mammals, are at risk of extinction

Climate change has proved disastrous in Australia, as it has in many other places across the world. Temperatures have reached record highs, and flames have engulfed neighborhoods and wildlife habitats. Climate change is particularly endangering a key endangered species: the koala. Koalas, like all creatures, have no voice and no power. It is up to […]

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‘Koala massacre’ prompts Australian authorities to issue hundreds of animal cruelty charges

‘Koala massacre’ prompts Australian authorities to issue hundreds of animal cruelty charges

Regulators in the Australian state of Victoria have slapped over 250 animal cruelty charges over the alleged mass killing of koalas. Dozens of koalas – a protected species in Victoria – were found dead at the partially cleared timber plantation at Cape Bridgewater in February last year. At first, 21 animals were found dead at […]

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‘Road to extinction’: koalas could soon be listed as endangered in swathes of eastern Australia

‘Road to extinction’: koalas could soon be listed as endangered in swathes of eastern Australia

Koalas could soon be listed as endangered in Queensland, New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory after bushfires smashed already struggling populations and destroyed precious habitat. A federal panel of threatened species experts has recommended the marsupial’s status be upgraded from vulnerable in each of the three jurisdictions. Josey Sharrad from the International Fund […]

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