The Australian wildfires that began in September 2019 continue to blaze, claiming the lives of millions of animals..
Rabat – Wildfires in Australia continue to kill animals, and destroy the trees and plants. The fire is the second large scale tragedy to hit the globe since the Amazon wildfires in 2019.
The statement said that the number of animals killed in the bushfire is based on a report for the World Wild Fund for Nature report issued in 2007. The document studies the impacts of “land clearing on Australian wildfire in New South Wales (NSW).”
The professor believes that the fire that has continued to blaze since September 2019 has affected 480 million animals.
“This figure only relates to the state of NSW,” said the professor, emphasizing that “many of the affected animals are likely to have been killed directly by the fires.”
The number of animals that have lost their lives in the fire includes mammals, birds, and reptiles.
“The true loss of animal life is likely to be much higher than 480 million. NSW’s wildlife is seriously threatened and under increasing pressure from a range of threats, including land clearing, exotic pests and climate change,” he added.
On January 5, rainfall in the region cooled off temperatures in Australia, but security services warned that the fire would break out again.
The BBC quoted NSW state Premier Gladys Berejiklian who warned that “there is no room for complacency.”
“This morning it is all about recovery, making sure people who have been displaced have somewhere safe,” Berejiklian added.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison also forecast that “there are still many fires that are raging. And there is a very significant firefighting effort which is continuing.”
Morrison added that “the better conditions obviously will assist, but it is important to stress as I’ve been advised”
Sky News reported on Monday, January 6, that 24 people had died due to the fire. The incident also destroyed 2,000 homes, with at least five million hectares burnt.
The PM said that it will take a long time to quell the flames.
“And that will require a considerable amount of effort. And we absolutely understand that that is where the primary focus is, particularly of the fire commissioners as they are addressing that very urgent task.”
Footage online shows some wild animals approaching humans for water and food. Several videos show thirsty koalas taking water bottles from Australians in the region.