Koala populations in Australia were heavily impacted by the bushfires of 2019 and '20, and the fires have accelerated a loss of habitat that was decades in the making due to excessive land clearing for development. Now there is a growing movement to plant trees to restore koala habitat. The International Fund for Animal Welfare and Bangalow Koalas are part of a grassroots movement to plant trees that will provide habitat for koalas. “This movement is driven by people,” said Josey Sharrad, IFAW wildlife campaigner. “Tree planting is something that anyone can do…. This is one of the most immediate ways to tackle climate change. It’s tangible and cheap, and a very long-lasting solution to climate change.”

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