Koalas need us: An urgent reason to repair the rivers of Melbourne’s Western Plains

Koala By Tanner Ford, on flickr Koalas are running out of time. They are slowly starving, but Melbourne-based koala charity, The Koala Clancy Foundation, has a plan that will save koalas and help bring city and country people together. Melbourne’s west before European settlement was a very different place. Broad reddish-gold grasslands swept out between red gum-lined rivers. Close to the Bay, tea tree thickets hid the deltas of the Yarra, Werribee and Little Rivers, with freshwater swamps and wetlands dotted around. The wetlands were full of ducks, swans, egrets and pelicans. The grasslands were home to Plains Wanderers,...

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