Australian scientists work to save koalas | News | Al Jazeera

Australian scientists work to save koalas

Koalas are in big trouble, but scientists sequencing their genome say they might have a solution.

    Australian scientists say they have made a breakthrough in the fight to save one of their best-known native animals - the koala. The species is under threat from a sexually transmitted disease. But gene-mapping could help provide a vaccine.

    Al Jazeera's Andrew Thomas reports from Beerwah, in the state of Queensland.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    America's Guns: Secret Pipeline to Syria

    America's Guns: Secret Pipeline to Syria

    How has the international arms trade exacerbated conflict in the Middle East? People and Power investigates.

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    In 1959, a year before Nigeria's independence, a 23-year-old student helped colour the country's identity.