Hope came in the form of a newborn koala since the deadly bushfires that ravaged Australia’s wildlife transpired. From the second half of 2019 and into 2020, massive acres of land burned. Many people lost their homes, and others lost their lives to the blazes.
InstagramThe wildlife population took the heaviest blow, as conservationists estimate that a billion animals have perished in the inferno. A report from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) said that 6,382 koalas were killed in New South Wales – about 12% of the state’s koala population. As emphasized in the study, this is a conservative estimate.
Worse, the same study found that 66% of the koala population has been declining over the past three generations. These losses are brought about by drought, bushfires, and manmade causes. This phenomenon had conservationists calling for koalas to be classified as endangered.
It wasn’t until in mid-February that the fires were deemed “contained” by the New…
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