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Drones help revive koala bushland

Conservation group WWF Australia plans to use drones to distribute seeds in bushland areas devastated by recent fires, in a project that organisers hope will also double the population of koalas. Each day the aircraft will scatter about 40,000 seeds for plant species including Eucalyptus trees, which koalas depend on since their leaves are the main part of the animals’ diet. A year of severe bush fires starting in late 2019 has devastated the koala population. An Australian parliamentary report said the marsupials could die out in New South Wales state by as early as 2050.

21 Oct 2020 - 2:38PM