Should koalas be declared an endangered species?

As the bushfires ravaged forest land, the habitats and food that Koalas rely on were destroyed. Image: Unsplash/Wim Bollen

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An injured koala sits at the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, at the Wildlife Emergency Response Centre in Parndana, Kangaroo Island, Australia January 19, 2020.
An injured koala at the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, Australia. Image: REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy
Figure 1. The fire footprint of the 2019‐2020 fire events, inclusive of 1st October 2019 to 10th January 2020 (in red dash) and the fire footprint inclusive of 1st October 2019 to 10th December 2019 only, the  period covered in the initial report (in orange).
The majority of ARKS (Areas of Regional Koala Significance) were heavily affected by the bushfires of 2019-2020. Image: International Fund for Animal Welfare
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