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Hundreds of Koalas burned – now they should be better protected

in The weeks since raging Bush fires in Eastern Australia have also the life of the Koalas rooms destroyed – now the state of Queensland aims to improve the protection of the bag tiers.

More than 570'000 hectares should be included in the South East of Queensland as a Koala-priority area, as the government announced on Sunday. This is to be limited to this area, future interventions such as forest clearance are also strict.

in addition to the fires are also an ever more intensive agriculture and urban development have reduced in recent years, the habitats of the Koalas. It is unknown how many of these bags killed animals in the Bush fires in Queensland since the beginning of this year's fire season in October, and how many habitats were destroyed.

hundreds of Koalas in the Fire perished

In the southern neighboring state of New South Wales, since October, much more of Bush fires is haunted, killed by animal activists, according to at least 350 Koalas (read also: woman rescues Koala from the Bush fire).

"We know that Koalas are threatened," said Queensland's Prime Minister Annastacia Palaszcuzk. Therefore, her government had developed, along with animal rights activists, local governments and the industry, this strategy, in order to protect the animals in the future.

"Koalas are an iconic species of the state, they have a national and international importance, and the Queenslander you want to see protected," said environment Minister, Leeanne Enoch. Until the end of January 2020, the population of the Federal state have the opportunity to Express criticisms or suggestions to the Plan.

Together with kangaroos, Koalas are one of the most well-known animals that are only native to Australia. The pouch mammals live mainly in trees. There you can hardly move. According to the conservation organisation, the Australia Koala Foundation (AKF), there are still between 43 000 and 100'000 Koalas.

(oli/sda)

Created: 08.12.2019, 22:51 PM

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