Saturday, June 15

Australia

Koala Officially Declared an Endangered Species: They Can Literally Die From the Stress
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Koala Officially Declared an Endangered Species: They Can Literally Die From the Stress

The koala is now officially an endangered species, according to the Australian government. This is because deforestation, wildfires and diseases have reduced the number of koalas by 30 percent since 2018. "They are animals that can literally die from the stress."   It is alarm stage red for the koala. The Australian government has now officially designated the marsupial as an endangered species in the states of New South Wales, Queensland and the Australian Capital Territory. However, that's not too early. Because although the number of estimates varies widely, there is no doubt that the number of koalas is declining rapidly. Environment Minister Sussan Ley speaks of 180,000 remaining koalas, while the Australian Koala Foundation estimates that there are only between 30,000 and 60,...