Australian bushfires : The true scope of the disaster is emerging, with ecologists reporting a heartbreaking mass loss of animals.
Sydney, NSW – The true cost of the bushfires on the Australian environment and ecology is only just coming to light.
Ecologists from the University of Sydney now estimate some 480 million mammals, birds & reptiles have been lost by the devastating bushfires in 2019.
There are now fears entire species of animals and plant life may be lost forever, with scientists moving to understand the full scope of destruction.
The estimates include some 8,000 koalas lost in the flames. About 30% of the entire koala population of NSW’s mid-north coast region has perished. There were only 28,000 koalas in the entire region before…
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