The koala, one of Australia’s most iconic animals, could be extinct within 30 years without government intervention.
A NSW state parliamentary inquiry found habitat loss to be the biggest issue, compounded by last summer’s bushfire crisis and the drought.
It has been estimated around 5000 koalas were killed during the unprecedented fire season.
The committee made 42 recommendations, including prioritising koala habitat corridors, increased funding and banning logging.
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