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Almost 3 billion animals affected by Australian bushfires, report shows – The Guardian

Exclusive: Bushfires ‘one of the worst wildlife disasters in modern history’, say scientists

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Nearly 3 billion animals were killed or displaced by Australias devastating bushfire season of 2019 and 2020, according to scientists who have revealed for the first time the scale of the impact on the countrys native wildlife.
The Guardian has learned that an estimated 143 million mammals, 180 million birds, 51 million frogs and a staggering 2.5 billion reptiles were affected by the fires that burned across the continent. Not all the animals would have been killed by the flames or heat, but sc…

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