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Koalas in South East Queensland are on the brink of extinction due to excessive tree-clearing. We can’t let this happen.
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Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) in a tree © Shutterstock / Yatra / WWF

Koala appeal

Koala crisis appeal: Reckless tree-clearing is threatening to wipe out our beautiful east coast koalas.

Woylie (brush-tailed bettong, Bettongia ogilbyi) in hands. Upper Warren, Western Australia © Sabrina Trocini / WWF-Aus
Species

In photos: Celebrating Australia’s diversity

To mark International Biodiversity Day earlier this week, we're celebrating Australia's unique diversity.

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Be inspired to take action and learn about ways you can help WWF reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth.

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Koala mother and joey © istockphoto / Stanciuc

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Adopt a koala and help protect these Aussie icons

Hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) Grand Cayman, Caribbean, Atlantic Ocean © naturepl.com / Doug Perrine / WWF

Another Queensland turtle joins the endangered list

This month the Queensland Government officially up listed the hawksbill turtle from vulnerable to endangered.

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A green turtle swims off Heron Island Research Station, Queensland, Australia © WWF / James Morgan

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Great Barrier Reef

Australia's Great Barrier Reef is one of the world's seven natural wonders, it is a prized World Heritage Area, the largest reef system and the biggest living structure on the planet. It sprawls over a jaw-dropping 344,400 square kilometres – an area so large that it can be seen from space.

The Reef is composed of 3,000 individual reef systems, 600 tropical islands and about 300 coral cays. This complex maze of habitats provides refuge for an astounding variety of marine plants and animals – from ancient sea turtles, reef fish and 134 species of sharks and rays, to 400 different hard and soft corals and a plethora of seaweeds.

 

Carnaby’s black cockatoos (Calyptorhynchus latirostris). Western Australia. © Georgina Steytler
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Carnaby's black cockatoo

The Carnaby’s black cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus latirostris) is one of just two species of white-tailed black cockatoo found on Earth – the other is the Baudin’s cockatoo. Both species are endangered and found only in Southwest Australia.

 

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Bengal tiger © naturepl.com  / Andy Rouse / WWF

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When you give generously today, you become a vital part of WWF-Australia’s important conservation work. Your donation will be supporting WWF’s work to protect our most precious threatened species and places.

The challenges are huge, but with your support and our scientific know-how, the possibility of a better future becomes more achievable every day.

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