AustralasiaEnvironment and Climate ChangeNatural DisasterNatureWildlife Conservation

Koalas could be listed as endangered in parts of the country after taking ‘extraordinary hit’

A $50 million "initial" wildlife recovery fund from the Morrison government merely hints at the scale of devastation this summer's extreme bushfires have wrought on native flora and fauna.

Not only have the fires killed vast numbers of threatened species, their extent and intensity has severely damaged the condition of what were previously healthy populations of common plants and animals.

  • Nick Bonyhady and Mike Foley
  • The Sydney Morning Herald

Environment Minister Sussan Ley said Australia’s koala population has taken an “extraordinary hit” in the fires and could be listed as “endangered” as she announced a $50 million funding commitment to help animal populations devastated by …

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