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Koala crisis

Excessive tree-clearing is threatening to wipe out our beautiful east coast koalas.
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Koala numbers are plummeting due to weakened tree-clearing laws in Queensland.

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The Paris agreement is in crisis - act now

With the US pulling out of the Paris Agreement, WWF-Australia is we are calling on the Australian Government to step up our efforts to fight global wa ...

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WWF-Australia says the 2017 Queensland budget contains some wins for the Great Barrier Reef and the environment, including a boost to Indigenous range ...

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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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