Bushfires in Australia Destroy Wildlife Havens

Over the past several weeks we've watched in horror as bushfires continue to ravage Australia, destroying the homes and habitats of both people and animals. It's estimated that 1,500 homes have been lost in the blaze, which has now burned more than 28,000 square miles of land, and along with it, has taken the lives of upwards of one billion mammals, birds and reptiles nationwide. When other types of species are factored in, the toll is much higher.

Kangaroo Island, which serves as a wildlife refuge, has experienced a great loss of animal life, including the surmised extinction of one species that is native only to this island: the Kangaroo Island dunnart. Read more about these devastating fires and the efforts to extinguish them in this article from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

January 10, 2020 - 4:41pm

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