A new report published by WWF has revealed that the number of vertebrate animals in the world has halved since 1970 and there are few signs we are slowing the trend. Populations of vertebrates — including African Elephants, Sumatran Tigers, and Australian species like the Koala, have declined by an average of nearly 60 per cent globally in the past 40 years.
Here in Australia we like to blame the extinction crisis on feral animal, like foxes and cats. And while they do cause a lot of problems for our native wildlife. But do you realises that Australia is one of the top 11 deforestation fronts in the world, especially along the east coast of Australia. The sad reality is that without our woodlands Koalas, Wallabies, Kookaburras, Quolls, Bettongs, Eagles, Goannas, Bandicoots, Cockatoos, Possums, Glides, Owls and more will go extinct and a lots sooner then we would think.
There are a couple of ways we can all try to slow down deforestation in Australia and hopefully stop it in the future. Simply by buying recycled produces (tissues, toilet paper), buying FSC certified product and putting pressure of local governments to strengthen land clearing laws. Hopefully we can all realise the harm we are doing to our country and help save our wildlife from extinction. 🐨🌿