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Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) is an iconic arboreal folivorous marsupial species which is widely distributed in Australia. Although the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has considered koala to be least concern since 1996, the Australian Government listed in threatened list in 2012. The conservation status of koala in every state of Australia fluctuates according to animal’s range, reflecting regional variances in perceived risks to koalas and their habitat is defined by distinct legislation. There are various causes for koala...
Koalas, the Aussie-favourite. Only about one-hundred thousand Koalas live in Australia. They may be cute and soft. But their fur is as coarse as the sheep wool that hasn’t been knitted and softened, it protects them from both heat & cold as it also helps to repel water like a raincoat. In fact, their fur is the thickest of all marsupials. What are koalas? Koalas are tree-dwelling marsupials, and the leaves are poisonous for humans, and when they sleep, they...
Climate change impacts have resulted in ecological changes that cause physiological stress on species and can affect population dynamics. Sources of stress include biotic factors such as predation and competition, as well as abiotic factors such as extremes in temperature and increased frequency of fires and drought. For example, global temperature levels have and are expected to rise, with eighteen of the 19 warmest years occurring since 2001. Temperature increase and lack of available water may lead to impacts on...
Koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus) are arboreal threatened marsupial species which are controlled to eastern Australian forests and woodlands that comprise Eucalyptus species. In spite of the koala’s having been considered a species of slightest concern since 1996 by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the Australian government included the koala to the country’s threatened species list in 2012.The conservation status of koala in each state of Australia fluctuates across the animal’s range, reflecting regional variances in perceived threats to...