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#Australia's state of Queensland lists koala as vulnerable species

#Australia's state of Queensland lists koala as vulnerable species

SYDNEY (AFP) - Australia's Queensland state will list the koala as a "vulnerable species" throughout the north-eastern region, saying urban expansion, car accidents and dog attacks were threatening the much-loved furry animal. "Everybody loves the koala and we must do everything in our power to protect the koala now and into the future," Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said on Sunday of the tree-dwelling marsupial. Koalas are already listed as vulnerable in south-east Queensland, but the extended protection to cover the whole state will see its government step up its efforts to map populations and conserve habitats. "We also know, from motor vehicle accidents (to) dog attacks, that this is having a huge impact on the koala populations right across the state," the Premier added. "We have been determined to do everything we can." A 2011 study estimated there were mo...

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