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Australia’s fires, 113 species of wildlife, need urgent help

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The Australian Government has announced that 113 species of wildlife are in urgent need of assistance after losing more than 30 percent of their food zones in forest fires that have been going on for about six months.

The report on wildlife and endangered species of forest fires prepared by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture published a provisional list of animals in urgent need of assistance.

According to the report, along with koalas and kangaroos, among the most in need of life are the species of birds, fish and frogs.

“The fires have not completely eliminated any of the living species. Almost 113 species on the list need urgent help because they have lost more than 30 percent of their food zones,” the report said.

The provisional list prepared by environmental experts includes 13 species of birds, 19 mammals, 20 reptiles, 17 frog species, 5 invertebrates, 22 freshwater lobsters and 17 fish species.

Experts say that in the face of near-complete extinction there are some species of living that have almost completely lost their living areas. Among these species are Pugh’s turtles, Blue Mountains water lizard and kangaroo rat.

Environment Minister Sussan Ley said the report has remained limited due to ongoing fires in some parts and that detailed data will be provided in a further update.

“Although there are some images showing that the animals threatened in the areas affected by the fire are in good condition, I have to point out that it is still not safe to enter many areas to make assessments locally and in detail,” he said. it.

The Asutrali Foundation for the Conservation of Natural Life (WWF) has predicted that, directly or indirectly, fires that have been going on for months in the country could have killed 1.25 billion lives.

Fires broke out in September 2019 in New South Wales and then became active in forests and shrub areas in the Queensland, Victoria and South Australia regions. As a result of fires that have spread to residential areas, 33 people have been killed and 11 million hectares of land burned, most in New South Wales and more than 3,000 homes burned.

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