Bendigo's koala numbers have been in free fall: minister under pressure to release plan

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By Julieanne Strachan
Updated March 15 2022 - 4:32am, first published March 14 2022 - 5:00pm
Neil Morgan of WRES with Ben the koala who was rescued in 2009 after bushfire swept through his habitat. He was released into the wild as a healthy, slightly overweight, adult koala about seven months later. Picture: BRENDAN McCARTHY

FEDERAL Environment Minister Sussan Ley is under pressure to publicly release the national Koala Recovery Plan, as number estimates of the marsupials in Greater Bendigo plummet to just 100-150.

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