Protect Australia's Koala Population from Wildfires

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January 9, 2020
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Researchers supported by San Diego Zoo Global are getting ready to go into the Blue Mountains region of Australia to look for koalas, in the wake of the wildfires that recently spread through the area.

The Blue Mountains World Heritage Region is home to the most genetically diverse population of koalas in the world, and San Diego Zoo Global is committing resources to ensure that the population is recovered. Mega-fires raced through the region over the last few weeks, devastating more than 2.5 million acres (1 million hectares) of habitat and threatening wildlife.

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