Koalas under threat from increasing urban development


Tree clearing has diminished koala numbers significantly in Queensland and New South Wales over the last few years due to urban development.

As many as 180 koalas have been killed in south-east Queensland after the government relaxed it’s vegetation protection laws.

Tree clearing has wiped out almost half the koala population state wide in the last two decades, pushing the species to imminent extinction.

The governments loose regulations on habitat destruction have put local wildlife in danger due to urban planning.

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