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Koala scientists awarded wildlife charity grant for bushfire research

Image: Ausgrid photos [CC BY 2.0], via Flickr

Around a third of koalas in New South Wales were killed in the 2019-20 fires

University of Sydney koala researchers have received a $1 million grant to study the rehabilitation and recovery of animals affected by the 2019-20 bushfires in New South Wales.

Australia’s largest wildlife rescue charity WIRES—the Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service—awarded the three-year grant to the university’s Koala Health Hub as part of its distribution of public donations made in response to the fires.

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