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Australias Government Gives Koalas Threatend Species Status
2012-05-01 06:32:21

For the first time ever, koalas in some parts of Australia have been listed as a threatened species by the Australian government. Facing serious threats from climate change and urban expansion, koala populations in the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales and Queensland have made their way onto the nation´s vulnerable species list. The list was created to keep development away from the areas where the koalas are threatened. Over the past 2 decades, the koala population has...

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2009-11-11 06:25:00

Conservationists are working to get Australia's koalas on the endangered species list, saying the beloved marsupial could be extinct in 30 years. According the Australian Koala Foundation, the latest survey on the animal suggests that climate chance, disease and over-development have resulted in the number of koalas dropping by probably more than half in the past six years, reported AFP. The study found between 43,000 and 80,000 koalas on mainland Australia, which is considerably less than...


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2006-12-12 13:21:48

The Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) is a thickset arboreal marsupial herbivore native to Australia, and the only surviving representative of the family Phascolarctidae. The Koala is found all along the eastern coast of Australia from near Adelaide to the southern part of Cape York Peninsula. The Koalas of South Australia were largely exterminated during the early part of the 20th century, but the state has since been repopulated with Victorian stock. The Koala is not found in Tasmania or...

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This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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