Community battles to save koala colony from fire
The koala, which lives in and around the Waiheke volcano in New South Wales, has become known as the “Koala Killer” due to its habit of consuming the eggs of young females and eating them as they lay.
But in recent weeks, koalas have begun to retreat in large numbers, after an unprecedented outbreak in September of magma rising from the volcano’s bottom.
Researchers from the univers바카라ity of New South Wales have also been studying the impact on koalas in the past.
They say the num예스카지노ber of koalas on this island has doubled over the last 12 months as a result of the fire, with the total number now estimated at around 200.
But they say this is too simplistic an explanation and the team say the most likely reason for this increase has been a decrease in the number of koalas living there.
The koala population has not been as big as researchers had initially thought
Dr Greg Williams, a zoologist at New South Wales University, told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation that the number of koalas on the island has doubled over the last 12 months as a result of the fire, with the total number now estimated at around 200. (ABC)
“When the fire happened the population went up as the result of a decrease,” he said.
“It was thought that koalas on Waiheke Island were at 50 and it was predicted there would be at least 250 and then probably more.”
The team say that the reason for this sudden increase is also unclear, given that they found no evidence for a decrease in numbers before the fire, and the number of Koala Killer chicks had actually increased receapronxntly from the same time.
It is also the first time the koala population on the island has been measured.
The team also said the number of koalas on Waiheke Island has never previously been measured.
What is “Koala Killer”?
“Koala killer” is a common term used by conservationists to describe the mass population of marsupials on this small island off the coast of New South Wales.
Wildlife and scientists had warned the koala population was at risk because of climate change, but the fire destroyed a large part of the island’s habitat.
It has since increased pressure on the local population, which is currently estimated at about 90.