Koalas are often called “koala bears” – this is not correct. The Koala is not a bear but a marsupial. The closest relative of koala is a wombat, which also has cute and cuddly appearance, but it’s never called a “wombat bear”
Conservationists take Federal Environment Minister of Australia, Peter Garrett, to task on his campaign promises of ensuring the koala would be protected through legislation. As with many politicians it would seem, so far, Mr. Garrett is all talk and no action. There has been no new legisilation presented or adopted to protect the koala since [...]
Posted: September 27th, 2008 under Australian Koala Foundation, Federal Environment Minister, News, Peter Garrett, conservation, koala.
Tags: Australian Koala Foundation, campaign, conservation, koalas, legislation, marsupial, Peter Garrett