Koalas in New South Wales, Australia could be extinct before 2050 at the current rate, due to devastation of habitat caused by the brush fires that started in July 2019.
Officials say that the koalas located in New South Wales (NSW) are on track to be extinct in the next 30 years after huge brush fires swept through the area, starting last year and ending this March. This information comes from a report from the parliament of the southeastern state of Australia, noted by CBS News in a piece published Tuesday. (RELATED: Canine Partner Of Murdered Officer Will Retire, Live With His Widow And Son)
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“Given the scale of loss to koala populations across New South Wales as a result of the 2019- 2020 bushfires and without urgent government intervention to protect habitat and address all other threats, the koala will become extinct in New South Wales before 2050,” the report explained. (RELATED: Alex Trebek Announces He