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Koala drinking on the road in Central Queensland © Sue Gedda / WWF-Aus
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BREAKING NEWS 30 June, 2020: A New South Wales Upper House report just released says, following huge bushfire losses, koalas face extinction in the state before 2050 without urgent government intervention to protect habitat loss. Weak land-clearing laws must be urgently re-written to protect koala habitat.
Your generosity today will supercharge our efforts to urge our governments to protect this iconic species for the long-term.
There's no other creature like the koala in the world. But this Aussie icon is facing extinction, right under our noses. Koalas are losing their homes at an alarming rate and these unique Australians are out on a limb, with nowhere to go. Because when you're completely dependent on trees - for shelter and food - chainsaws, bulldozers and catastrophic bushfires spell a death sentence. Those koalas that don't die when their homes are destroyed are forced onto the ground where they face further threats from dog attacks, vehicle accidents, starvation and stress-induced disease.
And recent catastrophic fires dealt a huge blow to the species - with thousands of koalas perishing in the flames. Our Aussie wildlife desperately need our help. It's estimated nearly 3 billion animals - mammals, reptiles, birds, and frogs - were killed or displaced bu the Black Summer fires.
Throughout eastern NSW, koalas are casualties of some of the highest tree-clearing rates in the world. Populations have declined by a staggering 42% in the past 20 years and the koala is at serious risk of becoming extinct in both NSW and Queensland.
With your help today we can arrest this decline. WWF-Australia works with wildlife carers to tend sick and injured koalas, and we're helping to restore critical koala habitat by replanting and connecting tree corridors. Perhaps most important of all, we're campaigning for stronger land clearing laws to save what precious forest and woodland remains.
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