"Federal Environment Minister Sussan Ley is reportedly poised to decide whether
some koala populations should be listed as endangered, as new research shows
her government continues to approve land clearing in koala habitat.
Analysis released by the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) on Tuesday
found that in the decade since koalas were declared vulnerable to extinction,
the federal government had approved the clearing of 25,000 hectares of the
It follows the Morrison government’s announcement last month of A$50 million to
restore koala habitat, monitor populations and research the animals’ health.
But until the problems of habitat loss and land clearing are addressed,
national koala populations will continue to dwindle. And as our recent research
shows, much of the new funding is inadequate at the scale required."
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