Koalas may become endangered after Australian bushfires

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The Federal Environment Minister is concerned koalas could now be endangered in some areas as the Government establishes a $50 million emergency fund to address the devastating loss of wildlife this bushfire season.

“This has been an ecological disaster, a disaster that is still unfolding,” Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said.

“We know that our native flora and fauna have been very badly damaged.”

More than 10 million hectares of land has been razed by bushfires across the country, with more than 8.4 million hectares destroyed in New South Wales.