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Champions of the Wild: Koalas

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Think Australia and you think koalas. They're cute, they're the country's most-loved symbol--and if we don't stop destroying their habitat, they will soon be gone. Deborah Tabart and Steve Phillips of the Australian Koala Foundation (AKF) are partners. Tabart, head of the foundation, uses her contacts and savvy to lobby for koala protection. Phillips, a passionate biologist, knows more about koalas than anyone else alive. Together they are helping to map every single koala habitat in Australia, while fighting to protect these highly social creatures. All it will take to save the koala is a little human accomodation and compromise. As Phillips says, "if we can't save this animal, then we ain't going to save nothing."

1999, 23 min 29 s