This historical evidence suggests that by the end of the 20th century, typically the last decade of the 20th century show the rise within the numbers of Koalas population. And now currently the first decade of the 21st century has also experienced a reasonable increase within the population of Koalas, which was never, been witnessed throughout 19th as well as the 20th centuries. This is a good sign and also indicates that the future survival of the Koalas is highly secure and they can have a reasonable existence throughout the continent of Australia.
The Koala conservation programs fully get the credit in this regard. During 1980s, different conservation programs became active. Such programs promoted the habitat and living of the Koalas and created an awareness program that created its core worth. It is the effort of such individuals at that time, that today’s Koalas are more secure and are a regular part of the ecological system. However, they are still at the tip of endangered species, even though not that much endangered but many researchers have already predicted that they might become extinct as well because of lack of woodlands and plantations which the Koalas prefer.
There were a lot of reasons for the decline within the population of the Koalas during the 19th and 20th century. Each reason had its own reason and can be directly related with the decline within the Koala population. One of the core reason was the food availability for the Koalas. The tree which they preferred, were cut down, or were either vanished because of the worst droughts throughout the continent of Australia. Remember Australia is the driest continent on the planet earth. The droughts were on the rise during the 19th and 20th century and this seriously affected the Koalas population to decline by a scenario which we might call as Koalas Starved to Death. Later on the systematic dwelling processes and water conservation strategies throughout Australia, helped the Koalas to gain more and more existence.
Another core reason that typically contributed towards the decline and decrease of the Koalas’ population was their fascinating and attractive fur. Once spotted by the early Australian dwellers, they started hunting Koalas. And this is the core reason that throughout 19th and 20th centuries hundreds of Koalas were shot and killed just for the sake of their fur. However, thanks to recent strict rules applied by Australia, such hunting was minimized by the end of the 20th century and the Koalas habitat started to increase and so does their population. Today’s Koalas are more in numbers than at any time from the 19th century as well as the 20th century.