Have the Koala declared an endangered species!
Viv Benjamin started this petition to Minister for the Environment Sussan Ley
Australian koalas are in danger of becoming extinct, and the Australian Government MUST do something about it.
I couldn’t look away from the horrific images of burnt and dying koalas coming from the recent bushfires all over the east coast of Australia.
As my home country, Australia, experiences record-breaking drought and bushfires, koala populations have shrunk along with their natural habitat. A third of koalas in Australia’s NSW region may have been killed in the deadly bushfires. Please join me and help save the Koala.
Deforestation has meant that the koalas were already under threat before the bushfires. Koalas only live in Australia, and rely on eucalyptus trees to survive. But the eucalyptus trees – the koalas’ only food source – are being destroyed at an alarming rate.
Koalas are in peril but are yet to be listed as an endangered species.
Koala populations in the states of New South Wales and Queensland fell 42% between 1990 and 2010, according to the Commonwealth Scientific Committee. Some experts say there will be no Koalas left by 2050!!
We are urging the Australian Government to declare the Koala an endangered species immediately.
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