Are Koalas Really Now Extinct In Australia?

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Are Koalas Really Now Extinct In Australia?

We heard a statement this week that after recent devastating bushfires, koalas are now 'functionally extinct' here in Australia... so is that true?

Today we find out what it means to be functionally extinct, whether we have really lost one of our most iconic marsupials and whether we can save the species from being wiped off the map.


Host/Producer: Claire Murphy 

Executive Producer: Elle Beattie 

Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri 

Thanks to our special guests Deborah Tabart, Chairperson of the Australian Koala Foundation and Dr Christine Adams Hosking, Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Queensland

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