Koalas will be driven to extinction before 2050 in NSW, major inquiry finds

State parliamentary investigation finds biggest threat to the species’ survival is habitat loss – but logging and clearing has continued

Koalas will become extinct before 2050 in NSW unless there is urgent government intervention to prevent habitat loss, a year-long inquiry has found.

The NSW parliamentary inquiry also finds that a government estimate that there are 36,000 koalas in the state is outdated and unreliable.

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Source: The Guardian
Koalas will be driven to extinction before 2050 in NSW, major inquiry finds