Our koalas: post-bushfire recovery and future challenges

Thousands of koalas were killed in the recent bushfire emergency, but keeping the species from extinction is more than just a numbers game.

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Koalas face an unpredictable future. Populations continue to decline due to habitat loss, bushfire and disease, among other threats. More than 80 per cent of koala habitat has been lost, with remaining areas fragmented and vulnerable to bushfire, which can decimate populations within days, as witnessed this past summer.

You can help by supporting Aussie Ark in their new project. The Ark is launching the first and largest koala sanctuary in the world. The project aims to alter the declining trajectory of koalas in NSW by protecting up to 7 per cent of the wild population through exclusion fencing.

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