Age of Awareness
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Age of Awareness

Koalas and Habitat Restoration.

The endemic Australian koala Phascolarctos cinereus is a tree-dwelling marsupial, the females have a pouch and suckle their young from an early foetal stage. They have an appealing cuddly appearance, like a teddy bear, but they also have large claws for climbing trees and I wouldn’t be picking one up in a hurry.

Their appeal makes them an ideal mascot species to lead awareness of the need to conserve the biological diversity of natural ecosystems and species populations. Saving the tall eucalypt forests which provide habitat for koalas will also save many other species which…

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Peter Miles

Peter Miles

45 years in Environmental Science, B.Env.Sc. in Wildlife & Conservation Biology. Writes on Animals, Plants, Soil & Climate Change. environmentalsciencepro.com