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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Australia’s wildlife carers set to work around the clock over Christmas

Australia’s wildlife carers set to work around the clock over Christmas

Wildlife carers in Australia are ready to work around the clock over Christmas, preparing for more admissions particularly for baby animals stressed by hot weather, bushfires and drought. Conditions have cooled over the past few days, after devastating bushfires that have burnt more than 4 million hectares across five states since September. Nine people have […]

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Petition: Protect Koalas From Extinction by Stopping Rampant Deforestation

Petition: Protect Koalas From Extinction by Stopping Rampant Deforestation

The Amazon rainforest fires have brought global attention to deforestation and the massive impact it has on the planet. Everyone is deeply affected by deforestation including the innocent animals who lose their habitat due to human actions. Orangutans are dangerously affected by deforestation for palm oil and the fires in the Amazon rainforest are affecting […]

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‘Absolute tragedy’: hundreds of koalas feared dead after NSW bushfires

Bushfires sweeping through prime koala habitat in New South Wales may have killed as many as 350 of the iconic native marsupial, conservationists say. The blaze, near Port Macquarie in northern NSW, has burned through thousands of hectares including an important koala breeding ground. On Thursday wildlife researchers visited some of the area destroyed in […]

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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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