Australian Geographic - - Wild Australia -

Few an­i­mals are as recog­nis­ably Aus­tralian as the koala. Yet this fluffy grey mar­su­pial icon is do­ing it tough in some ar­eas. In NSW, for ex­am­ple, num­bers have been de­clin­ing due to fac­tors in­clud­ing habi­tat loss, pre­da­tion by do­mes­tic dogs, bush­fires, ve­hic­u­lar strikes and dis­ease. The Friends of the Koala Care Cen­tre in Lis­more, NSW, cares for in­jured and sick koalas. This cen­tre main­tains a 24/7 hot­line for res­cu­ing sick and in­jured koalas. It then re­ha­bil­i­tates and re­leases them safely back into the bush. The cen­tre needs our sup­port to en­sure koalas con­tinue to get the care they need.

TO DO­NATE: Visit aus­tralian geo­graphic.com.au/ so­ci­ety or post a cheque to: AGS Ad­min­is­tra­tor, Level 7, 54 Park St, Syd­ney NSW 2000.

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