No, koalas are not 'functionally extinct', but they are in trouble

The Australian Koala Foundation declared koalas officially “functionally extinct,” a term which means that though there are still about 80,000 koalas, they are either unlikely to reproduce another generation, prone to inbreeding due to low numbers or may no longer play a significant role in their ecosystem. The iconic Australian animal is on a fast track to extinction and has suffered from deforestation, disease, climate change-driven drought and a massive slaughter for fur in the 19th and 20th centuries.[...]

No, koalas are not 'functionally extinct', but they are in trouble

A conservation group has claimed that koalas are "functionally extinct". That isn't true, but many populations are falling sharply due to habitat loss and global warming

Fri 17 May 19 from Newscientist

Koalas are now 'functionally extinct,' experts say

They are in danger of going the way of the dodo.

Thu 16 May 19 from FOXNews

Koalas declared "functionally extinct"

Thu 16 May 19 from Inhabitat

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