Australia bushfires

In 2019 and 2020 some terrible bushfires raged on the south east part of Australia. There has been hundreds of uncontrolled fires, including fires which are considered megafires, i.e. a wildfire which cover more than 100 000 acres. At the time of writing almost 6000 buildings have been destroyed, close to 3000 of them homes, but luckily the human death toll has been less than 40 people.

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A mockup of showign the layout of the article regarding the Australian bushfires during the 2019 and 2020 season.
The silhouette of a koala clinging to a tree filled with fire.
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The bushfires have been absolutely devastating for the wildlife of south eastern Australia. An estimated one billion animals have lost their lives, and some endangered species may have been driven to extinction.

Silouettes of kangaroos and wallabies filled with a scene fire.
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Even Kangaroo Island, Australia’s third largest island has been affected, about a third of the island was burnt. Large parts of this island is protected areas which host animals such as sea lions, penguins, kangaroos, koalas, pygmy possums, southern brown bandicoots, Ligurian bees, and a subspecies of the glossy black cockatoo, endangered and are only found on Kangaroo Island.