SYDNEY – Expanding agricultural land could cause the koalas to be extinct by 2050 in the state of New South Wales. The local nature conservationists ecpressed such concern in September, the DPA quoted from the report.
Scientists have used satellite imagery to monitor the rate of removal of the original vegetation and determine its impact on endangered animal species as defined by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and local nature conservationists. They pusblished the report in September on the Australian national day of endangered species. According to Stuart Blanch of WWF, the Australian branch of the organization estimates that there are less than 20,000 koalas in New South Wales and they are at the same rate of deforestation on the road to extinction that could occur in 2050. “We have to overpass trees to stop if we want to preserve the wildlife and for future generations, “he said.
The Government of New South Wales has refused that deforestation threatens kaolas. They has stated that new studies have shown that the wildlife koala is actually much more than originally estimated.
The Australian AKF Foundation, designed to protect koalas and reduce the risks to their survival, estimates that there are less than 100,000 live in the wild today in Australia and perhaps only 43,000 koalas. They threaten their loss for their natural environment, dog attacks, fires or accidents on the road. Koalas are now among the so-called ” vulnerable species, according to the AKF, should however be pre-categorized as “critically endangered”.