AUSTRALIA ON FIRE.
The fire season in Australia is far from over, and already it is shaping up to be one of the most intense in the country’s history: since months thousands of bush fires are destroying large parts of forests in Australia. Since it's start in September 2019 more than 15 million acres of land have burned across Australia - an area approximately the size of the U.S. states of Vermont and New Hampshire combined!
ANIMALS IN DANGER.
The fires have also devastated Australia’s unique wildlife. According to an analysis by Professor Chris Dickman at the University of Sydney, an estimated 480 million animals could perish in New South Wales as a result of the bushfires. Many of the animals are likely to have been killed by the bushfires, although some will likely die later due to the destruction of their food and shelter, according to Dickman’s research.
Australia is home to a huge variety of unique plants and animals, with over 80% of native species not found anywhere else. It is not only home to millions of species but as well protects soil from erosion, produces oxygen, stores carbon dioxide and helps to control the climate. It's also vital for us to live as it provides the foundation of many medicines and purifies the air we breathe.
LET'S ACT NOW.
This years bush fires burned across Australia and destroyed more than six million hectares on its path. It was estimated that close to half a billion animals were impacted by the ongoing fires so far. This years bushfires are regarded by some as one of the worst bushfire seasons in history.
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