A new conservation report has found Australia’s very own native marsupial, the Koala, could be extinct by 2050.
This is due to constant land clearing. According to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) report, 6884ha of natural koala habitat has been destroyed in the past two years alone.
The report found that since the repeal of the NSW’s Native Vegetation Act last year, bush land clearing rates have tripled.
Soon the cuddly icon could very soon be non-existent.
Currently listed as a vulnerable species, there are an estimated only 20,000 koalas left in New South Wales.