Original Published Date: 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Media issued by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (CEED)             
Sooner or later Australians may have to decide which  wildlife they allow to go extinct. Making choices between icons like the koala, bilby, Tasmanian Devil and hairy-nosed wombat might seem horrible, says ecologist Dr Michael McCarthy of CEED and The University of Melbourne – but at present  levels of national conservation funding, it is more or less inevitable.