Koalas inhabiting areas affected by forest fires in Australia = September 2020 (Reuters = joint)

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Koalas inhabiting areas affected by forest fires in Australia = September 2020 (Reuters = joint)

[Sydney Joint]The Australian Government has begun to consider raising the risk level of koalas by one level among wildlife in the three states and regions of the eastern and southeastern regions of Sydney and Melbourne, saying that they are “highly endangered”. rice field. The reason is that survival is threatened by urbanization and recent forest fires. Environment Minister Lee announced on the 18th.

At present, the risk of extinction is increasing, and we are soliciting opinions on whether the increase is appropriate.

Lee also revealed that he will invest A $ 24 million to restore the habitat of koalas that have disappeared in the forest fire and to study diseases. According to the WWF Australia branch, more than 60,000 koalas have been killed or injured in forest fires.