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Koalas are now an endangered species after Australia's devastating bushfires

Maggie the female koala climbs a tree with her joey at Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia, on Sept. 1, 2011. (Rob Griffith/AP/File)
Maggie the female koala climbs a tree with her joey at Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia, on Sept. 1, 2011. (Rob Griffith/AP/File)

Australia has listed the koala as an endangered species following a campaign from conservation groups who say the government has not done enough to protect the marsupial from climate change, habitat loss and bushfires.

Here & Now‘s Celeste Headlee speaks with Matt Collis, deputy vice president of conservation for the International Fund for Animal Welfare.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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