Climate change is drying up the Wimmera and driving animals into towns, conservationists say

Eliza Berlage
By Eliza Berlage
January 13 2020 - 6:00pm
DRIED UP: Claudia Haenel says the declining number of wildlife and disappearance of koalas at St Helens Plains is due to increasingly scarce water in creeks, rivers and billabongs. Picture: ELIZA BERLAGE

ANIMALS species have disappeared from the region and others have moved into urban centres due to drier weather conditions, Wimmera conservationists say.

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Eliza Berlage

Eliza Berlage made the move to Horsham to report for the Wimmera Mail-Times in October 2019. Originally from Sydney, she has a sociology background and spent two years working in the press gallery in Canberra.