It has finally happened. Australia’s globally famous animal, the koala, is officially listed as endangered – a decision both long expected and completely preventable. It comes after the Morrison government last month announced $50m to help the species. 

While the funding was welcomed by environment groups, Guardian Australia’s environment reporter Lisa Cox argues that the funding won’t achieve much unless the root causes of the species’ decline – habitat loss, disease and climate change – are addressed

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