There were eight million cola bears in Australia at one time. Today only 32,000 to 58,000 marsupials are below. The population is declining rapidly – scientists fear.
The Australian Cola Foundation (AKF) announced on Monday that the number of colas on the fifth continent has dropped by 30 percent in the past three years, according to a new study. In all parts of the country, the state of New South Wales on the east coast has seen a 41 percent decline in population. Colas have already become extinct in many parts of the country.
Said Cory Bradshaw, professor of environment at Flinders University News.com.auIt is only a matter of time before the koalas become completely extinct.
In 2018 there were 46,000 and 82,000 colas in Australia. Then in the summer of 2019/2020 there was a severe wildfire. AKF leader Deborah Tabard said it would have contributed significantly to the destruction of eucalyptus eaters.
The WWF announced in December that more than 60,000 colas could have been killed, injured, displaced or traumatized in a fire.
Flames are not the only reason colas die
According to Dabart, the animals are threatened by drought, heat waves and water scarcity. “I have seen some landscapes like the moon – with dead and dying trees everywhere,” the expert said. Also: After all, clearing land for agriculture, housing and mining is “bad” for colas. AKF leader demands: Stop destroying koala habitats “to protect our beloved national animal from danger”!
Australian Cola Foundation View: A “Great Cola Path” – An unrestricted habitat for animals over 2,443 kilometers from Cairns to Adelaide. Dabart: “People can walk under this path made of eucalyptus trees, while the colas sit happily on the branches above them.”
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