Want more koalas? Plant more trees

Simple tree planting may be the solution to expanding koalas’ habitat and allowing their populations to grow.

The study, conducted in the town of Gunnedah, NSW, and using GPS collars fitted to koalas, also found the vulnerable mammals were most at risk from living in small patches of bush near roads and train tracks.

“It is encouraging to see that koalas can use a variety of trees, including newly planted eucalypts, and are not restricted to old growth forests,” said the research team.

Read more at University of Sydney