Nelle Thurbon has one simple message for Prime Minister Scott Morrison - look after Australia's animals and environment.
The impassioned 10-year-old from Gunnedah has taken her plea all the way to the top, writing directly to the nation's leader.
With big plans to become a wildlife ranger when she's older, Nelle is worried that when that day finally arrives there will be no more koalas.
"We are chopping down their trees and they have no home," she wrote in her letter. "When they search for a new home they get hit by cars."
The Carinya Christian School Gunnedah student said she wants Mr Morrison to act as soon as possible, and write back so she can read his reply to her school.
She told the Leader she was so passionate about the issue because the actions we make now affect our future.
"He's not going to do anything until it gets really, really bad and then we won't be able to do much about it," she said.
"But if he does something now then it might change what's going to happen in the future."
And what advice does the budding wildlife warrior have for the PM?
"Stop chopping down the trees," she said.
"Heaps of Australian animals can't be seen anywhere else, and koalas could go extinct soon and you won't be able to see them anywhere if we don't stop chopping down the trees."
The letter was sent to the PM's office on Monday, and a response has not yet been received, but Nelle remains hopeful.
Read Nelle Thurbon's letter to Scott Morrison below:
Dear Prime Minister
My name is Nelle. I'm ten years old and live in Gunnedah.
I'm concerned about our Australian animals and what we are doing to the environment.
I'm worried that when I grow up there will be no more koalas. We are chopping down their trees and they have no home. When they search for a new home they get hit by cars.
So many animals need the trees like possums and birds too.
With climate change we are having more bushfires and that is so bad for the animals.
We just chuck our rubbish everywhere and don't look after our rivers.
We have amazing animals that can't be seen anywhere else in the world, such as platypus, kangaroos, wallabies, wombats.
We need electric cars too so we don't pollute the air.
More people might vote for you if you looked after our animals and the environment.
Could you please write back to me as I want to read your reply to my school.
When I grow up I want to be a wildlife ranger and look after our animals and their environment.
Thank you for reading my letter.
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