|Australia's 'shocking' decline in environment
Australia is home to some amazing creatures and plant life. It's famous for them. However, scientists have reported a "shocking" loss of biodiversity. The government released a depressing report about the environment. It reveals a big decrease in biodiversity, an increase in habitat loss, and higher levels of pollution. It says Australia's environment is "poor and deteriorating". Australia has had drought, fires and floods recently. These have killed many animals. They have caused the loss of natural habitat. Climate change is also damaging Australia's ecosystems.