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My shrinking home - the story of the Koala

Understand how habitat fragmentation works in ecology and how the reduction of connectivity between fragments of habitat can dramatically impact large arboreal mammals.




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Phascolarctos cinereus

Surely one of Australia’s most iconic species, the Koala is renowned for its sleepy nature and its love of gum leaves. This remarkable marsupial draws millions of visitors to our nation’s zoos and sanctuaries. But while we marvel at them in these isolated refuges are we missing the bigger picture? Outside of captivity the Koala’s natural habitat is changing rapidly with land-clearing, feral animals, busy roads and climate change shaking the foundations of this species’ continued survival. This is the story of the Koala.

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