A koala sleeping in a gum tree. Photo: ShutterstockA koala sleeping in a gum tree. Photo: Shutterstock
A koala sleeping in a gum tree. Photo: Shutterstock

Koalas could go extinct by 2050 in Australia’s New South Wales, inquiry warns

  • Land clearing for agriculture, urban development, mining and forestry – as well as last year’s massive bush fires – have caused the marsupials’ loss of habitat
  • The final report of a year-long parliamentary inquiry called on the government to immediately intervene to protect the species
Topic |   Australia
A koala sleeping in a gum tree. Photo: ShutterstockA koala sleeping in a gum tree. Photo: Shutterstock
A koala sleeping in a gum tree. Photo: Shutterstock
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